TRACK 2: DECIDE jointly | High Level Roundtables Ada Hall Plenary (DS)
Oct 10, 2023 04:15 PM - 05:45 PM(America/Toronto)
20231010T1615 20231010T1745 America/Toronto Mayoral Round Table: Mayors' Initiatives on Climate Action and Urban Financing

The Mayoral Roundtable at the UEF5+WPC59 Congress brings together city mayors to discuss innovative strategies for climate action and urban financing. Mayors from diverse regions share best practices in implementing climate-resilient measures, fostering collaborative efforts among cities. The roundtable highlights the crucial role of local leadership in driving effective climate action and securing financing for sustainable urban development. Mayors' presence is critical to support local, national, and regional solutions. They can promote national and city-to-city relations, private sector engagement, and public education on climate transition. By sharing experiences and building partnerships, mayors can accelerate the implementation of zero-carbon targets and resilience building, contributing to strengthened multilateralism and community engagement.

The Mayoral Roundtable at the UEF5+WPC59 Congress aims to achieve a multifaceted outcome centred on knowledge sharing, capacity building, and collaborative action. By convening city mayors, the session seeks to facilitate the exchange of innovative strategies for climate action and urban financing. The expected outcome encompasses not only the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned but also the empowerment of participants through capacity building. This empowerment comes from learning about successful climate-resilient measures and effective financing approaches, fostering a deeper understanding of the pivotal role of local leadership in driving climate initiatives. Furthermore, the roundtable aspires to forge partnerships among mayors, enabling collaborative efforts that accelerate the implementation of zero-carbon targets and resilience building. ...

Ada Hall Plenary (DS) 5th Urban Economy Forum + 59th ISOCARP World Planning Congress congress@isocarp.org
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The Mayoral Roundtable at the UEF5+WPC59 Congress brings together city mayors to discuss innovative strategies for climate action and urban financing. Mayors from diverse regions share best practices in implementing climate-resilient measures, fostering collaborative efforts among cities. The roundtable highlights the crucial role of local leadership in driving effective climate action and securing financing for sustainable urban development. Mayors' presence is critical to support local, national, and regional solutions. They can promote national and city-to-city relations, private sector engagement, and public education on climate transition. By sharing experiences and building partnerships, mayors can accelerate the implementation of zero-carbon targets and resilience building, contributing to strengthened multilateralism and community engagement.

The Mayoral Roundtable at the UEF5+WPC59 Congress aims to achieve a multifaceted outcome centred on knowledge sharing, capacity building, and collaborative action. By convening city mayors, the session seeks to facilitate the exchange of innovative strategies for climate action and urban financing. The expected outcome encompasses not only the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned but also the empowerment of participants through capacity building. This empowerment comes from learning about successful climate-resilient measures and effective financing approaches, fostering a deeper understanding of the pivotal role of local leadership in driving climate initiatives. Furthermore, the roundtable aspires to forge partnerships among mayors, enabling collaborative efforts that accelerate the implementation of zero-carbon targets and resilience building. Ultimately, the session's success would lie in propelling tangible action, strengthened multilateralism, and heightened community engagement for sustainable urban development in the face of climate challenges.


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Moderator : Gil Penalosa, Founder, 8 80 Cities & Cities4Everyone


Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, Mayor, City of Accra (Ghana, West Africa)
  • Amanda McDougall, Mayor, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor, Tirana (Tirana, Albania)
  • David West, Mayor of Richmond Hill (Ontario, Canada)
  • Councilor Lily Cheng, Councillor for Ward 18-Willowdale, City of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
  • Emmauel Serunjoji, Deputy Mayor, Kampala City Council Kawempe Division (Uganda, East Africa)
  • Iain Lovatt, Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
  • Paul Mugambe, Mayor of Nakawa Division, Uganda, East Africa
  • Zacchy Mawula Mberaze, Mayor of Lubaga Division, Uganda, East Africa
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