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Edmonton has been chosen to host the inaugural Cities and Climate Change Science Conference March 5-7, 2018.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Cities IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), part of the UN Environmental Program (UNEPO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The conference will welcome up to 1000 municipal representatives, scientists and academics from around the world to share the latest scientific research on climate change, and will 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.

Planning Help For Parallel Events

The City of Edmonton is available to lend assistance to any science or policy-related organization interested in capitalizing on the excitement and international attention of the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference.

If you’re considering having a workshop, seminar or other event that will complement the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, consider hosting your event in Edmonton, Alberta from March 1-9, 2018.

City of Edmonton staff are available to help with planning details including help with venue selection and hotel recommendations. For more information, or for assistance with logistics, please contact:

Kent McMullin
Senior Business Analyst
City of Edmonton

About the Conference

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)

An Invitation from Mayor Iveson

For More Information

Sarah Cicchini

Title Environmental Manager



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