IPPO Cities: upcoming events

IPPO Cities and Net Zero (IPPO Cities)

Monday 20 February 2023 (3pm GMT)

What tools are available to help cities reach Net Zero? How can data be used to help cities build a carbon-neutral future?

Cities produce over 70% of global CO2 emissions. Therefore, cities are key players in achieving carbon neutrality and mitigating climate change. As more cities establish strategies to reach “net zero”, IPPO Cities convenes a special roundtable to discuss the innovative ways in which cities are pursuing their climate goals.

The roundtable builds on IPPO’s work on net zero and explores the status quo of urban net zero strategies and practical learnings, bringing together a panel of city politymakers and net zero experts. The objective of this roundtable is to identify the key challenges and opportunities for cities to reach their net zero goals.

The discussion will include topics such as:

  • Data-driven strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities
  • Best practices for transitioning to renewable energy sources
  • Innovative solutions for addressing transportation and building energy efficiency

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Councillor Marike Abrahamse, from the Committee on Mobility, Port, Economy and Climate of the Rotterdam City Council
  • Camilla Hyslop, Net Zero Tracker Data Lead at Oxford Net Zero
  • Ava Richardson, Sustainability Director, City of Baltimore
  • David White, Director of Operations at Bristol City Leap
  • Troels Christian Jakobsen, from the Technical and Environmental Committee, City of Copenhagen

The event will be held via Zoom and chaired by Sir Geoff Mulgan and include a panel discussion with the opportunity for audience Q&A.

This event is organised by IPPO Cities – part of the International Public Policy Observatory – and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Sign up for the Eventbrite for this event here.

For more information on any of IPPO’s workstreams, email us at ippo@ucl.ac.uk.

For more information on this and other IPPO Cities activity, please e-mail jeremy-williams@ucl.ac.uk.

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