The Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum is a key gathering of leaders and professionals working on the implementation of renewables and energy efficiencies in cities. The event will highlight jurisdictions leading in renewable energy adoption and energy efficiency in their electricity, heating & cooling, or transportation sectors. The Forum will also bring together key city and utility staff with the private sector, civil, society and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.
The Global Learning Forum, which takes place over the course of three days, kicks off with a “Powered by PechaKucha” evening event that will showcase the cultural shift to 100 per cent renewable energy in cities. During the event, participants will also have access to small group capacity building sessions as well as panel discussions (download a draft of the Global Learning Forum schedule by clicking on the link below).
Capacity building sessions make up the core of the Global Learning Forum. Throughout the sessions, participants will share their own experiences while learning from other leaders working in cities, utilities, businesses, NGOs and researchers on the challenges of implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency in cities. The sessions have been developed through the lenses of legislation, building political will, finance and technology with an eye on themes that cut across these fields.
ABOUT RENEWABLE CITIES
Renewable Cities is a new global program of the Simon Fraser University Center for Dialogue. The program grew out of the Carbon Talks initiative, which has worked with municipalities and utilities for the past five years on the transition to low-carbon policies. For more information, please visit forum.renewablecities.ca