Climate Action in Megacities: City of Johannesburg hosts COP 17 side-event with C40 and Arup

Next week, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) joins C40 and Arup in hosting a side-event to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to discuss climate change in megacities. The event takes place in Durban on Tuesday, December 6 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.

C40 and Arup will present their landmark report, Climate Action in Megacities, which marks the first-ever comprehensive analysis of climate actions underway in the world’s megacities – and shows the impact and potential of cities to lead the world in addressing climate change.

Mpho Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg, said: “Cities are stewards of many of our economic, environmental and social assets and have the potential to provide a framework for a low carbon economy.”

The agenda features a roundtable discussion among global C40 City leaders:

• Mpho Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg and event host
• Kenji Suzuki Director for International Environment Cooperation, Urban and Global Environment Division, Tokyo City Government
• Ayfer Baykal, Technical and Environmental Mayor of Copenhagen
• Rosslyn Greef, MMC Councilor
• Rehana Moosajee, MMC Councilor
They will be joined by urban sustainability practitioners:
• Mark Watts, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Arup, and event chair
• Axumite Gebre, Director of Global Division, UN Habitat
• Martha Delgado Peralta Secretary for Environment, Mexico City Government, and ICLEI Vice President
• Simon Reddy, C40 Executive Director

For more information on how to attend, please consult the invitation posted here.