Mayor Don Iveson with Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, at the science-policy panel facilitated by ICLEI at COP22

Edmonton, Canada to host the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

This conference will strengthen our understanding of climate change and cities and lay the groundwork for more effective, targeted decisions. An advocate of science-based policy, Mayor Don Iveson is bringing this milestone to Edmonton in 2018.

The City of Edmonton, Canada has been announced as host city for the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. The conference, co-sponsored by the IPCC and a coalition of United Nations agencies, research and local governments network, including ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, promises to boost the scientific understanding of climate change and cities.

Scientific analysis, evidence and data are key to effective and responsible decision-making at the local, regional, national and global levels. By acknowledging the scientific evidence brought forward by the IPCC, local and regional governments all over the world are pioneering innovative approaches to measure progress on emissions goals and build resilience within their communities.

ICLEI was instrumental in ensuring that IPCC put cities and local climate action into focus, and it was at an ICLEI-hosted session at COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco where Mayor Don Iveson and other local leaders learned about the open call for a host city. A veteran of climate talks and advocate of science-based policy, Mayor Iveson was eager to bring this milestone event to his community. 

The 2018 Cities and Climate Science Conference is going to give new impulse to global and local research on the impacts of climate change on cities, helping local leaders to develop and strengthen science-based policies.

ICLEI congratulates Mayor Iveson and the City of Edmonton.

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Read the press release here.

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