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Our increased use of fossil fuel energy is unsustainable, and burning these fuels produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that impact global warming.

Protecting our environment is about expanding our knowledge, making changes in how we live and sometimes learning to adapt to changes that have already taken place. Learn more about our environmental strategy, The Way We Green, and what steps we can all take and what resources are available.

Edmonton to Host First Ever International Conference on Cities and Climate Change

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.

Call For Proposals - Deadline: October 6, 2017

You are invited to submit a proposal for a complete 90-minute session or a proposal for individual contributions (oral presentations in sessions as well as posters). Submissions should outline new research or knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy.

Deadline: October 6, 2017

See the full information about the call for proposals for sessions and abstracts.

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)

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