Tuesday 15 March 2016
The World’s Climate Capital? COP21 and the Greening of Paris
Tower 1, G.01, Tower One, Clement’s Inn, LSE, London, WC2A 2AZ
Speaker: Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor for Environment, Paris
Chair: Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, LSE
Paris’ Deputy Mayor for Environment, Célia Blauel reflects on how hosting the world’s largest climate event helped accelerate the transition to a greener city. Blauel and her team plan to use the platform of COP21 to cement the city’s legacy of innovative urban sustainability initiatives in areas such as climate adaptation, water policy, air and noise pollution, renewable energy, and increasing awareness of the need for sustainable development. But how exactly will Paris extend its legacy of green innovation, including car free days and its ambitious climate plan that will see the city reduce GHG emissions by 25% by 2020?
This event, co-hosted by LSE Cities and LSE European Institute, is free and open to the public to attend with no advance booking necessary. For more information please see the event page.