ICLEI at the Global Climate Action Summit

From September 10 – 14, 2018, ICLEI will be co-leading and supporting numerous GCAS Affiliated side events, and we look forward to seeing many of our member cities, towns and regions at these events. Be tuned in to our announcements and updates at the ICLEI Global GCAS page

We will continue to support our members and partners engaged in these announcements within the vision laid out at ICLEI´s 2018-2024 Strategy adopted at World Congress in Montreal in June 2018, defining Low-Emissions, Resilient, Nature-based, Circular and Equitable Development as its pathways to sustainability.

“The GCAS is a key opportunity to showcase climate leadership and call for more ambitious commitments that transform our societies across boundaries and jurisdictions. ICLEI brings broader sustainability thinking to strengthen local, national and global climate action and will leverage GCAS outcomes to ensure local and regional action informs national climate policy and United Nations climate processes. The City of Bonn is actively engaged in these efforts and is committed to advancing climate action at home and globally.”

—Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of City of Bonn, Germany and ICLEI President

Events

10 September, Monday

10:00    Divestment: State of the Movement Press Conference – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA

 Location: American Bookbinder Museum – Website

 

11 September, Tuesday

09:00   Land-Energy Nexus In Climate Change Mitigation – co-led by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat

Location: University of San Francisco McLaren Conference Center – WebsiteRegistration

 

09:00   Be a Superhero for Sustainable and 100% Renewable Energy: Global Strategies for Decision-Makers – co-led by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Steve Skadron, Mayor, City of Aspen, USA
Antonio Mozqueira, Senior Manager Climate Change Policy, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Maryke van Staden, Manager, Low Carbon City Agenda, ICLEI World Secretariat

Location: California College of the Arts – WebsiteRegistration

 

13:00  Climate Change and Fiduciary Duty – co-led by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs, Office of the Mayor, NYC
Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Location: California College of the Arts – WebsiteRegistration

 

14:00   Local Governments Go Fossil-Free for Clean & Sustainable Energy Future – co-lead by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Mike Steinhoff, Technical Programs Director, ICLEI USA
Hoi-Fei Mok, Program Officer, ICLEI USA
Thomas Herrod, Climate & GHG Program Lead, City and County of Denver, Colorado
Garrett Wong, Senior Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica, California
Location: CaliforniaLocation: Alameda County Training & Education Center – WebsiteRegistration

 

12 September, Wednesday

09:00   Climate Heritage Mobilization – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:

Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat
Mauricio Rodas, Mayor, Quito, Ecuador; ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member
Stefano Proitetti, Mayor, Assisi, Italy
Location: California Historical Society – WebsiteRegistration

 

09:00   We Are Still In – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Location: California Academy of Science –  Website

 

09:00   High-level Affiliate Event on India Climate Actions

ICLEI Representation:
Nanda Jishkar, Mayor, Nagpur, India; ICLEI South Asia Executive Committee Member
Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General; Regional Director for South Asia
SPUR 654 Mission Street  – Website

 

09:00   Mayors and Business Advancing Climate Action by US Conference of Mayors

ICLEI Representation:
Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, USA; U.S. Conference of Mayors Executive
Committee Member; ICLEI Vice President; ICLEI U.S. Board Member
Location: San Francisco City Hall – Website

 

11:00   WWF One Planet Charter Award Ceremony – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Maryke van Staden, Manager, Low Carbon City Agenda, ICLEI World Secretariat
Rodrigo Perpetuo, Executive Director, ICLEI South America Secretariat
Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General; Regional Director for South Asia
Location: Jardine  – Website – Registration

 

13:00   Cities4Climate – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation (as speakers):
Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh, USA; Member, ICLEI USA Board
Nanda Jishkar, Mayor, Nagpur, India; ICLEI South Asia Executive Committee Member
Location: San Francisco City Hall – Website – Registration

 

14:00   Talanoa Dialogue  – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat
Kirk Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu City, Hawaii, USA (tbc)
Location: Merchants Exchange Club – Website – Registration

 

13 September, Thursday

08:30   Latin American Non-State Actors Raising the Ambition – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Rodrigo Perpetuo, Executive Director, ICLEI South America Secretariat

Location: Tenderloin Museum – Website

 

12:00   Board Meeting of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation as Board Members:

Mauricio Rodas, Mayor, Quito, Ecuador; ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member Nanda Jishkar, Mayor, Nagpur, India; ICLEI South Asia Executive Committee Member
Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittbsurgh, USA; ICLEI USA Board Member
Gregor Robertson, Mayor, Vancouver, Canada
Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, Bonn; ICLEI President (observer)
Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Heidelberg, Germany (observer)

 

14:00   International Urban Cooperation “Local and national Partnerships Driving Sustainable Urban Development – supported by ICLEI

Representation:

Nanda Jishkar, Mayor, Nagpur, India; ICLEI South Asia Regional Executive Committee Member
Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor of Jalisco, Mexico; ICLEI Mexico and Caribbean Regional Executive Committee Member
Pam O´Connor, Councilor, City of Santa Monica, USA; ICLEI USA Board Member

16:30   EC Commissioner Canete meeting EU Mayors

 

17:00   “Transformative Climate Action – Perspectives from the Federal, State and City-Level” – supported by ICLEI

Representation:
Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, Bonn; ICLEI President
Solly Msimanga, Mayor, Tshwane, S. Africa; ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member
Lisa Helps, Mayor, Victoria, Canada
Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Heidelberg, Germany
Location: Contemporary  Jewish Museum – Website 

 

17:30   Laudato Sì – From theory into practice, cities for a sustainable future –supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Stefano Proitetti, Mayor, Assisi, Italy
Location: Consulate General of Italy

 

14 September, Friday

08:30   Finance Talanoa

ICLEI Representation:
Mauricio Rodas, Mayor, Quito, Ecuador; ICLEI Global Executive Committee –  tbc
Location: ClimateWorks Foundation

 

10:00   3rd Annual North American Dialogue on 100 % RE in Cities – co-led by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:

Kirk Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu City, Hawaii, USA and many others
Location: San Fransisco LGBT Center  – Website – Registration

 

10:30    Progress and Lessons Learned – 20 Years Air Pollution in Beijing – co-led by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, Bonn; ICLEI President
Maryke van Staden, Manager, Low Carbon City Agenda, ICLEI World Secretariat
Location: Yerba Buena  meeting room, Four Seasons HotelRegistration

 

11:00   Sustainable Business Codes Day – supported by ICLEI

ICLEI Representation:
Maryke van Staden, Manager, Low Carbon City Agenda, ICLEI World Secretariat

Location: Auto Desk Gallery – Website

 

14:00   Carbon Zero Cities – supported by ICLEI

Representation:
Shale Rattenbury, Minister, Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia

Location: Bently Reserve Conference Center – Website – Registration

 

ICLEI Delegation at GCAS

ICLEI Leadership (Members of ICLEI Committees)

  • Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, Bonn; President
  • Mauricio Rodas, Mayor, Quito, Ecuador; Global Executive Committee Member
  • Manual Araujo, Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique; Global Executive Committee Member
  • Solly Msimanga, Mayor, Tshwane, S. Africa; Global Executive Committee Member
  • Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor of Jalisco, Mexico; Mexico and Caribbean Regional Executive Committee Member
  • Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker, Deputy Mayor, City of Växjö, Sweden; ICLEI Europe Executive Committee Member
  • Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh, USA; Member, ICLEI USA Board
  • Pam O´Connor, Councilor, City of Santa Monica, USA; Member, ICLEI USA Board

 

Leaders of other ICLEI Members attending GCAS

  • Assisi, Italy – Mayor Stefano Proietti
  • Aspen, USA – Mayor Steve Skadron
  • Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia – Minister Shale Rattenbury
  • Buenos Aires , Argentina – Mayor Rodríguez-Larreta
  • Cape Town, S. Africa – Mayor Patricia de Lille
  • Copenhagen, Denmark – Mayor Frank Jensen
  • Durban, S. Africa – Mayor Zandil Gumede
  • Edmonton , Canada – Mayor Don Iveson
  • Heidelberg, Germany – Mayor Eckart Würzner
  • Honolulu, USA – Mayor Kirk Caldwell
  • Oslo, Norway –  Mayor Raymond Johansen
  • Medellin, Colombia – Mayor Federico Gutiérrez
  • Montreal, Canada – Deputy Mayor Jean-Francoise Parentau
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands – Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
  • Santa Fe, USA – Mayor Alan Webber
  • Sevilla, Spain – Mayor Espadas Cejas
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea – Boyoun Wang, Assistant Mayor for Climate & Environment
  • Vancouver, Canada – Mayor Gregor Robertson
  • Victoria, Canada – Mayor Lisa Helps
  • Warsaw, Poland – Mayor Gronkiewicz-Waltz
  • West Palm Beach, USA – Mayor Jeri Muoio
  • Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia – Senior Manager Antonio Mozqueira
  • Cincinnati, USA – Chief Sustainability Officer Oliver Kronner
  • Denver, USA – Climate & GHG Program Lead Thomas Herrod
  • Mexico City, Mexico – Tanya Müller, Environment Secretary
  • New York City, USA – Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs
  • Quito, Ecuador – Environment Secretary Veronica Arias
  • Santa Monica, USA – Garrett Wong, Senior Sustainability Analyst,
  • Tshwane, S. Africa – Director of Low Carbon City Programme Sello Mphaga

ICLEI Staff attending GCAS

Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General; Regional Director for South Asia
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Rodrigo Perpetuo, Executive Director, ICLEI South America Secretariat
Maryke van Staden, Manager, Low Carbon City Agenda, ICLEI World Secretariat
Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat
Giorgia Rambelli, Programme Office, ICLEI Europe
Mike Steinhoff, Technical Programs Director, ICLEI USA
Hoi-Fei Mok, Program Officer, ICLEI USA

 

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