F7 Cities-research: Addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities for addressing climate change (Part 2)

22 Jun 2018
12:30 - 14:00

F7 Cities-research: Addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities for addressing climate change (Part 2)

Cities will be the scene of some of the greatest sustainability challenges facing humanity as rapid urbanization continues at an unprecedented rate in the midst of a teetering equilibrium of the earth’s systems, in part, as a direct result of climatic changes. How does science and research contribute to advancing solutions to these challenges, and developing synergistic opportunities for sustainability in the wake of them? Cities currently produce 70% of global GHG emissions and by 2050, are expected to be home to 66 % of the global population. The urgency of this fact features prominently in many global assessments –like the 1.5 degree warming threshold highlighted in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Cities have an increasingly important role to play in this challenge. Yet, to achieve global climate targets, city practitioners and policy makers will have to work together with urban researchers to co-design innovation and timely solutions.


Mlisa Colbert
Science Officer, Future Earth


The One Planet City Challenge
Jeet Mistry
Expert, One Planet Cities, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Enamul Haque
Professor and executive director, Asian Center for Development and East West University, Dhaka, India

Governing Water-Food-Energy Nexus through Green and Blue Infrastructure
Jose Puppim
Researcher, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paolo, Brazil

The Case of Vietnam
Luu Duc Cuong
Director General, Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, Hanoi, Vietnam

Transdisciplinarity and co-production for local climate change adaptation strategy in Japan
Dr. Kenshi Baba
Professor, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Co-creation and multi-stakeholder interaction
Melissa Guardaro
Research Fellow, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Smart Residence Model for Sustainable City Development
Mohammed Cheriet
Professor, CIRROD and ETS, Quebec, Canada

CitiesIPCC Emerging Topics for Research and Action
Brenna Walsh
Science Officer, Future Earth