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Climate emergency mobilization: The necessity to act now (I)

4 October @ 10:00 - 11:00 UTC+2

Bicycle rickshaws try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka.

Details

Date & Time:
4 October 10:00 - 11:00 UTC+2

Platform

Hopin
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Language

English

10:00 – 11:00 CEST (8:00 – 9:00 UTC)

As part of Climate Emergency Mobilization Day, this session will discuss the difference between ongoing climate action and action in a state of climate emergency, as well as the critical dimension of urgency, the need to act now and the significant risks of inaction.

What to expect

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Keynote: The climate emergency – The necessity to act now
  • Fireside chat: Putting words to action – Beyond declaring a climate emergency
  • How to accelerate urgent climate action: What cities and regions need
  • Making the most of Daring Cities 2021
  • Wrap-up and overview of following sessions

 

Speakers

  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Professor in Earth System Science, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Katja Dörner, Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany; ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member & Co-Chair on Climate and Low Emissions Portfolio
  • Cathy Yitong Li, UNFCCC Youth NGO Constituency (YOUNGO)
  • Abigail Binay, Mayor, City of Makati, Philippines; ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member, Innovative Financing Portfolio; Board Member, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)
  • Yeom Tae-Young, Mayor of Suwon, South Korea; East Asia Representative at ICLEI Global Executive Committee
  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Yunus Arikan, Director of Global Advocacy, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
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