LIVECAST: Major cities talk green recovery

Can cities recover from the current crisis and cut emissions at the same time? San Francisco, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Amsterdam share their strategies.

This September Amsterdam was supposed to host the annual meeting of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA), a network of 22 global cities that have committed to cutting CO2-emissions by at least 80% before 2050. Due to Covid-19 the event has been moved online and focusses on green recovery. How do the cities within the network find and create opportunities in sustainable development to stimulate employment and economic growth?

In this public program Amsterdam alderperson Marieke van Doorninck will speak in our studio with city representatives of San Francisco, Vancouver, Copenhagen and Hamburg and other experts on how their cities are acting and adapting to the crisis. How do they combine greening the economy with other pressing urban needs, like jobs, housing and the struggle against inequality? How does the government support their efforts? And what can they learn from each other?

Contributing speakers:

Marieke van Doorninck

Alderperson Sustainability City of Amsterdam

Johanna Partin

Director Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Jørgen Abildgaard

Executive Climate Program Director Copenhagen

George Benson

Climate Change, Economic Development, Inclusion and Equity for the Vancouver Economic Commission

Anselm Sprandel

Head Energy & Climate Hamburg

Timothy Doherty

Policy manager San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency

Bert Tieben

Methodologist SEO Economic Research

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