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CityTalks: Cities taking the Lead

How local action is fast-tracking global change

Produced by the City of Sydney

At this CityTalk, hear Christiana Figueres, Vice Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, and Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson discuss the targets set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement and the responsibility of city leaders to achieve the targets.

Entrenched inequality, rising populism and political instability are contributing to an uncertain future and dramatically changing the world we know. While nations delay progress on critical issues like climate change and housing affordability, cities around the world are working together to address the gaps.

Can city leadership globally and at home set the journey towards a net zero carbon future and build a more equitable and inclusive society?

They will be joined by national thought leaders to discuss the role of government, business and society in creating a sustainable and inclusive future for all.

MC:
Adam Spencer

Welcome and keynote:
Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney

Keynote speakers:

  • Christiana Figueres – Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
  • Gregor Robertson – Mayor of Vancouver and Member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Discussion panel:

  • Christiana Figueres – Vice-Chair of Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
  • Gregor Robertson – Mayor of Vancouver and Member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
  • Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney and C40 Women4Climate
  • John Hewson AM – Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy ANU and former Opposition Leader

Presented by the City of Sydney in partnership with UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures

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When
Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street, Sydney
Cost
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Hashtag: #SydCityTalks

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