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Daring cities and regions leading by example (I)


As part of Climate Emergency Mobilization Day, this session shares exemplary cases of local and regional leaders who have not only declared a climate emergency, but are also rapidly advancing in much needed action. Cases are selected to present a range of inspiring approaches and regional diversity.

Run of show

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Fireside chat: Cities leading the way toward net-zero targets
  • Cities and regions leading through action: Engaging and empowering the community
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Wrap-up and overview of following session


  • Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Roshanie Dissanayake, Commissioner, Colombo Municipal Council, Sri Lanka
  • Ahmad Zabri Bin Mohamed Sarajudin, Acting Director of Urban Services Department, Seberang Perai Municipal Council, Malaysia
  • Vera Revina Sari, Acting Governor for Spatial Planning and Environment, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Deputy Mayor, New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
  • Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General and Regional Director for South Asia, ICLEI