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UCCRN session on sustainable urban future: city solutions for climate change at the Rio+20 mayors summit

  • Type: Meeting or Conference
  • Date: 18 Jun 2012
  • Location: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Venue: 2:30pm - 4:00pm Forte de Copacabana
  • Language: English


The objective of this meeting is to celebrate the decisive role of cities in utilizing the first UCCRN-led state-of-the-knowledge assessment and demonstrating that cities are indeed the first responders to climate change. The meeting will convene the world’s urban leaders, Mayors of global cities, and global scholars that are jointly shaping the future of urban sustainability. Key issues for the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2) will be explored in the context of emerging global economic, social, and environmental challenges that confront cities—the engines of global economies.


Cynthia Rosenzweig: Senior Research Scientist and Head of Climate Impacts Group, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies/Columbia University -- "Climate Change and Cities: First UCCRN Assessment Report (ARC3) and the Process Towards ARC3-2"
Shobhakar Dhakal: Executive Director, Global Carbon Project -- “Cities and CO2 mitigation: Need to extend the boundary of mitigation”
Martha Barata: Research and Professor at Fiocruz -- “The urban health system and the risk of climate change”
Helena Molin Valdes: Acting Director, UNISDR -- “Campaign to make cities resilient to extreme events”
Daniel Wiener: Chairman Global Energy Basel Foundation -- "Financing Sustainable Infrastructure for the Resilient City of Tomorrow"

Discussion (with invited Mayors and experts)

Carlos Alberto Muniz/Nelson Moreira Franco
– Rio de Janeiro City Hall
Eduardo Jorge Martins – Environment Secretary of São Paulo City Hall

Additional information


How to register

Prior registration is required to enter the venue, so please RSVP with your full name, organization, title, and passport number no later than Thursday, June 14, 2012 to sa2619@columbia.edu.

Related Links


  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:Brazil

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26982

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