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Edmonton hosted the inaugural Cities and Climate Change Science Conference March 5-7, 2018.

The conference was co-sponsored by the Cities IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The conference welcomed more than 800 municipal representatives, scientists and academics from around the world to share the latest scientific research on climate change, and inspire global and regional action within cities to address this complex issue.

The idea for a conference focusing on cities and climate change was born at COP22 (United Nations Climate Change Conference), which was attended by Mayor Don Iveson in 2016.

An Invitation from Mayor Iveson

Get Involved and Change for Climate

A series of events, inspired by Edmonton’s Change for Climate initiative, has been created to engage residents and visitors in dialogue and action beyond the conference.

From insightful lectures and film screenings to art exhibits and science fairs, these events inspired Edmontonians and those visiting our city

About the Conference

Call For Proposals Closed

The call for sessions proposals is now closed.  For any questions, please contact

Conference Themes
  • Cities and climate change: Imperatives for action
  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities: Science and practice of cities
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities: Science and practice for cities
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities: Advancing science and advancing cities

For more information about the Call for Proposals or the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, contact

Partners & Organizers
  • Future Earth
  • C40
  • Cities Alliance
  • City of Edmonton
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
  • UN-Habitat
  • UN Environment
  • World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Change for Climate

Change for Climate is a call to all Edmontonians to take action on climate change and work together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Find a spectrum of actions you can take.

For More Information

Sarah Cicchini

Title Environmental Manager



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