EU cities acting for just transitions and climate adaptation
|Opening of DAY 1|
|8.45 – 9.30||Welcome coffee, sign-in, badge collection, entrance to the event venue|
|9.30 – 9.50||Welcome Speech
|9.50 – 10.10||COP26: what’s next?
|10.10 - 10.20||UIA welcome and introduction
|10.20 – 12.00||
Opening Plenary - Just transitions and Urban Adjustments
High level panel discussion
Moderator: Konstantina Karydi, UIA Expert
12.00 - 13.30
UIA in Action!
Visit at the CartujaQanat project and onsite project presentation
|13.30 - 14.30||
Networking lunch at CartujaQanat Project
14.30 – 16.30
Policy Lab on Climate adaptation with UIA Cities: Barcelona, Seville, Paris, Greater Manchester, Riba-roja de Turia, Amsterdam
World café sessions to discuss key learning and experience of the 6 cities implementing climate adaptation solutions together with participants
Moderators: Constantinos Cartalis, Birgit Georgi & Maria Sitzoglou, UIA Experts
3 parallel workshops on:
Re-designing urban spaces for climate adaptation
Keeping the city resilient under climate extremes
Citizen’s engagement and participation – a vital requirement to create climate-resilient cities
|16.30 – 17.00||Coffee Break|
|17.00 – 17.30||
Climate Adaptation Policy Lab
|17.30 – 18.30||
Just transitions and resilience: no one left behind in urban resilience building
Panel discussion in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Make Cities Resilient 2030 initiative
Moderator: Julia Lopez Ventura, C40 Regional Director for Europe
|19.30||Cocktail dinner at Reales Alcazares de Sevilla|
|Opening of DAY 2|
|9.00 – 9.30||Welcome coffee, sign-in, entrance to the event venue|
|9.30 – 9.35||Welcome by Carmen Castreno, President of the Municipal cooperation of public entreprises of Seville|
|9.30 – 9.45||Opening by Pia Laurila, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy|
|9.45 – 11.00||
Panel Discussion: Cities, Jobs and Just Transitions
Panel discussion on skills for a green future with presentation of findings and results of the UIA capitalisation work
Moderator: Eddy Adams, UIA Expert
|11.30 – 13.00||
Closing Plenary: Making cities affordable to all. The social risks of green transition
Moderator: Marcelline Bonneau, UIA Expert
|13.00 – 14.00||Networking Lunch|
Practical information for the event
It is timely crucial to bring forward practical interventions and results that could inspire and foster locally-based transitions in EU cities. On 27-28 April, join us in Seville for valuable discussions, workshops, and inspirational talks on just urban transitions and how to innovate in cities when adapting to climate change. The event will be held in the rehabilitated urban area of Cartuja Qanat, Cartuja Center CITE and partly lived streamed. Cartuja Qanat is also the location of an innovative urban transformation project through which the use of the street is promoted as a social catalyst, improving it and involving the entire ecosystem of the city (public and private agents and citizens) in this transformation.
Registrations are now closed as we have reached our maximum capacity for the event.
Interested in joining online? Plenary sessions will be live streamed on this page for you to follow online.
Stay tuned and follow us on social media: @UIA_initiative for more info.
In line with the European commitments in the Paris Agreement on Climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Green Deal set an ambitious objective: making Europe the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This objective implies changing the overall structures of the economy, transitioning from a highly pollutant-economy towards a sustainable one, within planetary and social boundaries, building strong links to the European Resilience & Recovery program. Climate change has direct impacts on cities, such as health problems due to heat, or flooding damage to buildings and infrastructure. Many knock-on impacts affect other areas, sectors and people inside and outside the city. Climate change is thus a systemic challenge for cities and their surroundings and affects the market economy as well as its citizens, especially the most vulnerable.
What to expect?
The event will give the voice to Mayors and Cities on the importance of city strategies and new solutions for well-adapted and climate-resilient cities, leaving no one behind. It will also be the opportunity to capitalise on the results and knowledge of six UIA projects that address the immediate needs and are equipping themselves with the tools to address climate change consequences through the urban fabric.
In partnership with: the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction