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Sydney builds trust with a unique community engagement strategy

Andrea Beattie, Executive Manager Strategic Outcomes, Chief Operations Office Yvette Andrews, Manager, Strategic Community Consultation Jen Guice, Senior Project Manager, Community Consultation City of Sydney – 10/30/2019 08:00 UTC   Find your time zone

The city of Sydney Community Engagement Strategy was adopted to support the implementation of Sustainable Sydney 2030. In this webinar, Andrea Beattie from the City of Sydney in collaboration with Yvette Andrews and Jen Guide, both managers of the Community Consultation group, will discuss Sydney’s community engagement strategy in the context of developing inclusive climate action. It will focus on Sydney’s strategy to engage their residents, particularly those that traditionally didn’t take part in participatory processes, and how this effort successfully increased connectivity and trust in the government. We will also learn about the projects’ milestones, as well as the key challenges and recommendations which have come out of such a large scale engagement project.

The lessons highlighted in the talk will be used to inspire and open up a discussion about how Sydney’s approach to community engagement for climate actions could be applied in other city contexts, and ultimately allow for a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive decision-making process for city residents.

Just Transition: advancing climate goals and building livelihoods for all

Just Transition – 09/04/2019 16:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Climate change, and often the responses to it, are unfair. People who are socially, economically, culturally, politically, institutionally or otherwise marginalised are especially vulnerable to climate change. Moreover, these communities cannot always access the benefits of climate action.

If addressing climate change does not meet the needs of city residents, mayors and governments risk losing permission to act.


Los Angeles Green New Deal Sustainable City pLAn - Technical Drill

Kathryn Goldman, Climate Adviser, Sustainability, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles – 08/21/2019 17:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Kathryn Goldman, Climate Adviser, Sustainability, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, offered an in-depth presentation of Los Angeles' Green New Deal, an ambitious climate action plan aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This new plan builds on the Sustainable City pLAn presented in 2015 by Mayor Eric Garcetti, seeking to further accelerate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the creation of green jobs and improve air quality and public health.

This presentation focuses on the wider social, environmental and economic benefits of L.A.'s pLAn, and showcases various initiatives that helped improve equity while addressing climate resilience and mitigation in the city.

Sustainable DC 2.0 Plan

Stephen Gyor, Lead Sustainability Planner DC Office of Planning and Dan Guilbeault, Chief, Sustainability & Equity Branch, Urban Sustainability Administration, Department of Energy and Environment, Washington DC – 08/15/2019 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Washington DC saw the need of updating the 2013 Sustainable DC Plan to meet the new economic, political, and social change occurring in the District and across U.S., and leverage from the new opportunities that had arisen since. This resulted in the launch of the Sustainable DC 2.0 Plan, an ambitious sustainability plan aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

In this webinar you will be able to learn how the Sustainable DC 2.0 Plan engaged with the people and communities most impacted by inequity, holding 3,000 conversations with residents across the District to better understand community priorities. After 20 months of consultation with over 4,000 people, the new plan addressed equity, climate, economy, education, and health to make the District of Columbia the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all its residents.

Los Angeles Green New Deal Sustainable City pLAn - Mayor's Voice

Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles – 08/02/2019 17:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Learn about Los Angeles' Green New Deal, an ambitious climate action plan aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This new plan builds on the Sustainable City pLAn presented in 2015 by Mayor Eric Garcetti, seeking to further accelerate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the creation of green jobs and improve air quality and public health.