21 November is an important day for cities and regions as they gather for the first ever “Cities Day” at the ongoing UN Warsaw Climate Conference (COP19/CMP9). A joint initiative of the COP Presidency, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the City of Warsaw, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and partners, the “Cities Day” bundles a series of city-focused events that will showcase and spark local climate action.
The Cities Day will kick off with a dialogue between Mayors and Ministers on how cities can contribute to global efforts on scaling up climate actions. This will be followed by ICLEI’s session on raising the level of ambition through local climate action and UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Urban Poor Pillar Lighthouse Activities.
Cities Day Event highlights
What: COP Presidency Cities and Sub-national Dialogue of the Cities Day
When/Where: Thursday, 21 November 2013, from 09:30 to 12:30 hours, in Room Warsaw
Who will be there: COP19/CMP9 President Marcin Korolec, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, ICLEI President David Cadman, Ministers and Mayors from Vancouver, Bogota, Recife, Grand Rapids, Seferihisar, Nantes, and many more.
More information: http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/warsaw_nov_2013/application/pdf/131121_cop_presidency_subnational_dialogue.pdf
What: ICLEI Official Side Event: Raising the level of ambition through local climate action
When/Where: Thursday, 21 November 2013, from 15:00 to 16:30 hours, in Room Warsaw
Who will be there: High level speakers include Dr. Aisa Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat, Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of Global Environment Facility (GEF), Rachel Kyte, Vice President of World Bank, Jim Leape, Director General, WWF, and Mayors from Lagos, Recife, Grand Rapids, Des Moines, Seferihisar, and many more.
More information: http://www.iclei.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ICLEI_WS/Documents/advocacy/UN_Warsaw_Climate_Conference/ICLEI_Official_Side_Event.pdf
What: Momentum for Change Urban Poor Pillar Lighthouse Activities
When/Where: Thursday, 21 November 2013, from 13:15 to 14:45
The Momentum for Change 2013 Lighthouse Activities under the Urban Poor pillar will give technical presentations on each of their activities.