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Multilevel and collaborative climate emergency leadership (I)

As part of Climate Emergency Leadership Day, in this panel discussion, representatives of national governments who have declared a climate emergency or enhanced their national climate ambitions towards 2030 and 2050, through revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), discuss with local and regional government leaders what is needed at multiple levels to put words into action and deliver critical climate action that treats the climate emergency with the urgency it requires.

Run of show

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • National-Subnational Dialogue
  • National government representatives
  • Local government representatives
  • Expert commentary
  • Wrap-up and overview of following sessions


  • Ryuzo Sugimoto, Director, International Cooperation and Sustainable Infrastructure office, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Quamrul Chowdhury, Sustainable development & climate negotiator of LDCs and G-77 at UN/UNCSD/UNFCCC
  • Ladislas Ngendahimana, Secretary General, Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA)
  • Amanda McKee, Head of Knowledge Management & Head of CAEP, NDC Partnership
  • Lawrence Mashungu, Climate Change Mitigation Expert, Ministry of Environment, Climate Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Zimbabwe
  • Takeharu Yamanaka, Mayor, Yokohama City
  • Kobie Brand, Regional Director ICLEI Africa & ICLEI Deputy Secretary