Morning Preview June 2
Good morning! Yesterday was a full day at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the World Bank Group announced a groundbreaking partnership that will help cities accelerate actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and become more resilient to climate change. C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and President Bill Clinton addressed the C40 Cities Mayors Summit.
Later in the day, the C40 announced that it would join with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, to establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale GHG emissions that can be used across multiple platforms.
In the afternoon, participants in the C40 Summit enjoyed a series of roundtables and sessions describing steps cities are taking all over the world to improve building energy efficiency, improve urban drainage, encourage low-carbon transportation systems and make their cities greener through urban forestry.
Today, the C40 Summit schedule is just as packed. Check out the schedule below, including links for LIVE webcasts:
09:00 ~ 09:50 Plenary #3 - Green Industry Investment (Watch Live)
10:30 ~ 11:30 Plenary #4 - Advocacy (Watch Live)
12:00 ~ 13:30 Luncheon Session
Round Table #C - Urban Design and Planning for the Age of Climate Change (Watch Live)
Session #9 - District Heating, Cooling and Energy Planning (Watch Live)
Session #10 - Bicycle Infrastructure & Citywide Cycling Programs (Watch Live)
Session #11 - Adaptation & Vulnerability (Watch Live)
Session #12 - Landfill Gas Capture and Energy Generation (Watch Live)
15:20 ~ 16:50 Sessions
Round Table #D - Energy Challenges for Sustainable Development (Watch Live)
Session #13 - Strategies for Smart Cities (Watch Live)
Session #14 - Green Taxis (Watch Live)
Session #15 - Green Industry Investment (Watch Live)
Session #16 - Urban Drainage & Adaptation (Watch Live)
18:30 ~ 19:15 C40 General Assembly & Closing Ceremony (Watch Live)?