The program (pdf) promises a blistering two day tour covering urban climate change from pretty much every conceivable angle. I'll be attending both conferences. If you are going to be there as well, let me know. (more info after the jump)
The Symposium's five key clusters are :
- Science and Indicators of Climate Change and Related Impacts: Understanding and measuring how cities impact, and are impacted by, climate change.
- Infrastructure, Built Environment, and Energy Efficiency: Planning efficiently and effectively to increase the resilience of cities.
- The Role of Institutions, Governance, and Urban Planning: Improving management, coordination, and planning of cities to meet climate change challenges.
- Incentive policies, economics and finance: Understanding how and why cities respond to climate change.
- Social aspects of climate change: Understanding and reducing vulnerability of urban populations to climate change.
The ICLEI congress runs from June 14-18 in Edmonton, Canada. (Just a few kilometres from the infamous tar sands explorations) The draft program is now up(pdf) and registration for the event closes on April 15th. The schedule includes a talk by David Suzuki, and sessions structured ICLEI's six global scenarios:
- Welcome to the Urban Revolution
- From Cradle to Cradle – The Global Material and Product Cycle
- Demography and Health
- Climate Change and Natural Resources
- Financial Crisis = Ecological Crisis? The Future of Financing Local Sustainability
"Peak Everything – Let’s Face it All"