P6 Transforming the way we collaborate

Multi-level and collaborative governance for sustainable cities, towns and regions
21 Jun 2018
10:00 - 10:45

P6 Transforming the way we collaborate

Local governments are key actors in sustainable urban development policy making and implementation, but they should not have to shoulder this burden alone. Sustainable policies are those which are coordinated effectively with neighboring jurisdictions, as well as other levels of governance.

This plenary will explore and showcase how transforming the way we collaborate on policy making and implementation can help us more efficiently achieve our individual and collective goals. High-level representatives of various levels of government and inter-governmental bodies will address the importance of collaboration in sustainable urban development, and how by working together, we can transform our cities, towns and regions into those of our envisaged sustainable future.

Ashok Sridharan
President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Panel discussion:

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Joshua Wycliffe
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Housing & Environment, Government of Fiji

Her Royal Highness Princess Abze Djigma
Chair of the H. R. H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation
Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change

Robert Biwer
Vice Chair, Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE), European Committee of the Regions