P7 Going forward in collective partnerships

22 Jun 2018
08:30 - 10:00

P7 Going forward in collective partnerships

With cities as the site of some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for sustainable urban development, local governments are well-situated to play a key role in mobilizing stakeholders and coordinating sustainable local action. Collaborative action and collective partnerships are critical for sustainable urban development, as local governments are unable to solely shoulder the burden of bringing about the necessary change needed in their communities for sustainable urban development. Stakeholders need to be mobilized in a way that most effectively leverages their strengths, and includes them at the most appropriate opportunities in the planning and implementation processes of sustainable development policies.

This plenary will showcase new and innovative ways in which partnerships and collaborations are being forged for collective action toward current and future sustainable development challenges. Keynote addresses will examine the importance of collaborative action from different perspectives, while local leaders and their partners will collectively share and explore how partnerships can enable them to effectively drive forward sustainability in their jurisdictions and in their work.

In conclusion, the ICLEI President and the Mayor of Montréal will give closing remarks and an outlook to congress participants, emboldening them to take the next steps on the journey toward their own sustainable urban future.

Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, USA
Vice-President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Keynote addresses:

Solidarity and social justice as main drivers of sustainable urban development
Laure Waridel
PhD, Co-Founder of Équiterre, Special Advisor at Trudel Johnston & Lespérance (TJL)

Re-conceptualizing the way we move in cities: Encouraging sustainable mobility through collaborative partnerships
Ross Douglas
CEO and Founder, Autonomy

Panel: Taking the next steps toward our sustainable urban future in collaborative partnership

Dario Nardella
Mayor, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Global Executive Committee Member, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Satoshi Uemura
Deputy Mayor, City of Kyoto, Japan

Jean-Claude Dardelet
Vice-President of Toulouse Metropolis in charge of European Affairs and International Development, France

Responsibly investing in our sustainable urban future
Léopold Beaulieu
President and CEO, Fondaction, Canada

Measuring our progress toward our sustainable urban future
Patricia McCarney
President and CEO, World Council on City Data
Director, Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

Insuring our sustainable urban future: Launching the Insurance Development Goals for Cities
Butch Bacani
Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative

Congress outlook & closing remarks

Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany
President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Valérie Plante
Mayor, Ville de Montréal, Canada