B7 Canadian Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogue

Part 1
20 Jun 2018
14:00 - 15:30

B7 Canadian Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogue

This session, co-hosted by ICLEI and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, is part of ICLEI’s Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. It aims to support the Talanoa process to take stock of and strengthen our national climate plans, or National Determined Contributions (NDCs), through an inclusive multi-stakeholder process. It also has as an objective to showcase climate action and leadership at the subnational level and how to increase involvement in national and international climate policymaking.

The Talanoa Dialogue is divided into three different questions: where are we? where do we want to go? and how do we get there? Participants to the Talanoa Dialogue shall respond each of the questions sharing their stories. Stories can be different from one question to the other depending on the input the participant would like to share.

The first part of this Canadian Talanoa Dialogue will have an international lens, focusing on how other cities and regions are working on these Talanoa Dialogues, and will present where we are at in Canada, with addresses from federal, provincial and municipal representatives.

Brock Carlton
CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)


Veronica Arias
Secretary of Environment, Quito Metropolitan Government, Ecuador

Martin Frick
Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination, UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)

Vince Ngan
Director General, Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Jean Lemire
Envoy for Climate Change and Northern and Arctic Affairs, Government of Quebec, Canada

Jean-François Parenteau
Executive committee member responsible for Environment, and Sustainable development, City of Montréal, Canada

Don Iveson
Mayor, Edmonton, Canada; Chair, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus (BCMC)

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