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Cities and the New Climate Economy: World Urban Forum, Thursday 10 April

Full details of LSE Cities’ New Climate Economy session at the World Urban Forum in Medellín are below. Those not at the World Urban Forum can follow the action on Twitter, using the hashtag #WUF7. You can also follow @NewClimateEcon and @LSECities on Twitter.

Cities and the New Climate Economy: Infrastructure, Innovation and the Spatial Fix
Thursday 10 April 2014, 4.00 – 6.00pm |  Agora Room – Green Pavilion, Medellín

This session is structured around ongoing research for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the cities workstream of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative evidence on the relationship between actions which can strengthen economic performance and those which reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.

It has been repeatedly argued that cities have a unique opportunity to build a different model of economic growth – one which achieves the benefits of growth but with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions alongside co-benefits such as improved health. And it is commonly understood that this will require a focus on actions that are systematically important for how cities function including decisions around urban form, transport and innovation policy. This interactive session will bring together insights and perspectives that are currently emerging through urban research and practice and aims to contribute to the current debate around cities in a New Climate Economy.

Please note that the time is local Medellín time (COT).

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