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Climate Smart Cities Challenge: Launch

Online
November 3, 2021
13:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00
Organizer
Rickard Zaring
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Online
Date
November 3, 2021
Time
13:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00

Welcome to the launch of Climate Smart Cities Challenge at Expo 2020 Dubai

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The Climate Smart Cities Challenge is an innovation competition to identify teams that can demonstrate climate smart solutions to reduce the climate impact of four cities.

Launch livestream link: http://vbct.es/3novlaunch

Venue: Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and online
Date and time: 3 November 16.00 Dubai time - 16.30 Dubai time

  • Per Grankvist, Chief Storyteller at Viable Cities and moderator of the launch introduces
  • Opening Speech by Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif
  • Presentations of challenges from four cities; Bogotá, Bristol, Curitiba and Makindye Ssabagabo
  • Panel and reflections - Priscilla Negreiros, Manager at Climate Policy Initiative; Olga Kordas, Programme Director of Viable Cities; Klas Wåhlberg, Director General at Teknikföretagen; Tommy Mikelsen, Director Structured Finance at The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
  • Launch ceremony: connecting to the world thru pavilions
  • Wrapping up

The partnering four cities are Bogota, Colombia; Bristol, United Kingdom; Curitiba, Brazil and Makindye Ssabagabo, Uganda. The climate challenges facing these cities range from green and affordable homes, net-zero neighbourhoods to urban freight.

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