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Partner event: Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Monday 05.03.2018 to Wednesday 07.03.2018
City of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Engage with CitiesIPCC in the first ever conference on cities and climate change, inspiring the next frontier of global research to advance understanding of how climate change will impact cities.

One of our board members, Gary Klassen, serves as a Deputy City Manager of Regional and Economic Development. Together with CitiesIPCC the City of Edmonton is  hosting the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton the 5-7 March 2018. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.


Become a partner in support of the first CitiesIPCC Conference on Cities and Climate Change Science.
Co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this conference will be pivotal in advancing the global understanding of how climate change will impact cities and the role of cities in tackling climate change.
Up to 800 representatives will convene from United Nations member states, city and regional governments, academia, research organizations and urban and climate change agencies. Conference sessions will include exploration of the following themes:
  1. Sharing knowledge and data on the impacts of climate change on cities and how cities (their local governments, businesses and citizens) are adapting
  2. Analysis of social processes driving the construction and reconstruction of urban space, urban form, design and typology, and linkages to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing climate vulnerabilities
  3. Addressing deep decarbonization pathways for cities and regions, transformative adaptation, and resilient urbanization, including: disruptive technologies; urban infrastructure and design; political leadership and policy, governance; and institutional innovation and behavior change
  4. Transformative climate change action required in the short and long term
The conference will inspire global and regional research with the objective to:  inform a special IPCC report on cities; support the implementation of the Paris Agreement; and support the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda at the urban level.
“Now is a time that calls for us to be even more united, more evidence-based and more committed
to steady leadership on tackling climate change.”
Don Iveson
Mayor Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


About Cities IPCC: Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The conference is organized and supported by 10 of the world’s most notable scientific and urban organizations: Cities Alliance, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Future Earth, ICLEI, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, United Cities and Local Governments, United Nations Environment Programme, UN-Habitat, World Climate Research Programme.


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Program and registration 

Join now as a partner: Partnership opportunities are available, including sponsorship, press and media engagement, and support for city delegates to travel to participate in the conference.

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