Carbon Zero Cities: Climate Action from mid-Sized Cities

An affiliate Event of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
co-hosted by the Australian Capital Territory and the City of Sacramento
Friday, 14 September 2018

13:30 - 14:00 Participants welcomed to the Bently Reserve Conference Center
14:00 - 14:30 Opening remarks:
  • Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury, ACT Government
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento
  • Lord Mayor Frank Jensen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • María Magdalena Ruiz Mejía, Secretary of Environment and Regional Development for the State of Jalisco Mexico
14:30 - 15:30 Roundtable discussion of the elected officials participating, focussing on:
  • Key points raised in pre-meeting global survey
  • Most important areas for immediate collaboration as mid-sized cities
15:30 - 16:00 Way forward:
  • Next steps agreed
  • Opportunity for officials to co-sign Carbon Zero Cities declaration
  • Concluding remarks from Dr Louise Bedsworth, Executive Director of the Strategic Growth Council of California
16:00 - 17:00 Social Hour and Networking:
  • Group photograph
  • Canapes, with Australian and Californian wines
17:30 Event formally concludes

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