Globally, cities are responsible for 75 per cent of energy consumption and an equivalent share of greenhouse gas emissions. A growing number of international bodies—including the IPCC, IEA, OECD and the Global Commission on Climate and Economy—have recognized not only the pivotal role of cities, but underscored the need for stronger collaborative governance. To successfully enable the clean energy transition, shared policy frameworks between local and senior levels of government are necessary.
The Clean Energy Ministerial, taking place May 27–29, 2019, will attract energy ministers, policy-makers and sectoral leaders from the world’s largest economies to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With this global expertise gathered in Vancouver, there is a unique opportunity to deepen knowledge on the critical role of local governments and their relationships with senior governments in accelerating the clean energy transition.
Building on international precedents, Renewable Cities will facilitate a deep dive into practical senior-local government collaboration and provide a venue to transcend traditional silos through facilitated dialogue. Over the 1.5-days, this conference will convene plenaries and breakout sessions with an emphasis on expert and peer learning.
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1:30 p.m. – Registration opens
3:00 p.m. – Plenary: Welcome and Opening Address—From Cities and States to Cities with States
3:30 p.m. – Plenary: Net Zero Buildings in B.C.—Collaboration, Innovation and Market Transformation
5:00 p.m. – Networking
9:00 a.m. – Plenary: Collaborative Governance: Precedents and Prospects
10:20 a.m. – Parallel breakout sessions:
10:20 a.m. –Plugging in the City: State-City Electric Vehicle Charging Networking Rollout
1:45 p.m. –Zero Emission Bus Routes
10:20 a.m. – Organic Waste Management Sustainability and Renewable Natural Gas Productivity
1:45 p.m. – Renewable Natural Gas Generation from Municipal Solid and Liquid Waste
10:20 a.m. – Cutting Congestion, Kilometres, Carbon and Cost: Integrated Land Use and Transportation
1:45 p.m. – Hidden Housing Solutions: Integrating Affordability and Climate Action
4:00 p.m. – Closing Address: Catalyzing Collaboration
5:00 p.m. – Reception
Current speakers include:
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Group admission (three or more participants)
Admission includes access to conference plenary and breakout sessions as well as refreshments, a reception and lunch. For registration inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-782-8851. For information on registration policies, including refunds, substitutions and privacy policies, click here. For media access, please e-mail email@example.com.
Government of Canada employees: Thanks to our partnership with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources, federal employees will receive a 100% fee waiver. Contact Kathryn Sheps (firstname.lastname@example.org / (778) 782-9622) to register.
Renewable Cities is a program of Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations is a Clean Energy Ministerial 10 / Mission Innovation 4 Complementary Event. If you are interested in partnership, sponsorship or would like to suggest content, please contact Kathryn Sheps, Program Manager, at email@example.com
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Electric bus image courtesy of Metro Transit