In this difficult time, all climate and energy gatherings have been either cancelled or postponed. We looked back at the ChangeNow Summit that took place in Paris last January.
This World Expo of solutions for the planet brought together 6000 stakeholders from cities, regions, start ups, innovators, researchers, investors, industrials, city planners, academics, gathered to share knowledge, identify common grounds, opportunities, matching partnerships. A delegation of 30 Covenant of Mayors signatories and local politicians attended the summit.
Representatives had the occasion to showcase their successful actions, inspire others, and network with start-ups and innovators.
Among the speakers of the different sessions, the Mayor of Lahti Pekka Timonen presented the path that lead the city to win the Green Capital Award for 2021 (see the video here) ; Kaisa Reeta Koskinen, Director of Climate Neutral Helsinki, presented the Helsinki Energy Challenge Competition, a global one million-euro challenge to decarbonise the city’s heating system without the use of fossil fuels or biomass; and Boaz Adank, deputy Mayor of Breda, shared the actions of the city to promote mobility modal shifts (video available here).
Participants had the opportunity to attend the different sessions, join a political debate on financing with the WWF and the city of Dakar, visit the exhibition area, and meet with innovators and solutions matched to their local challenges.
More information on the delegation, the dedicated special programme, and the local actions of participating cities is available! Visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D2jVhe_U3i1-q0mc05sTTB4I6b5WR80F
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