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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 more than 800 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.

An Invitation from Mayor Iveson

About the Conference

Call For Proposals Closed

The call for sessions proposals is now closed. Sessions submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Steering Committee in the coming weeks. The outcome of the process will be communicated to those that have submitted sessions by December 1, 2017.

For any questions, please contact info@citiesipcc.org.

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 info@citiesipcc.org.

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)

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.

The City of Edmonton is available to lend assistance to any science or policy-related organization interested in capitalizing on the excitement and hosting their event in Edmonton.

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

Taking place March 4-5 at the SHAW Conference Centre, this exhibition showcases climate-resilient practices, programs and products aimed at assisting municipalities

For More Information

Sarah Cicchini

Title Environmental Manager
Telephone

780-496-6183

Email sarah.cicchini@edmonton.ca

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