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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.

OneNYC 2050: New York City's long-term strategic plan

Daniel A. Zarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor – 07/17/2019 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Like many C40 Cities, New York City’s residents are facing a climate crisis that threatens their way of life -- on top of rising unaffordability, economic insecurity and wealth and health disparities in the city. As the OneNYC 2050 plan states, “everything we do to combat climate change and support growth must also advance human rights, public health, and economic prosperity for all New Yorkers."

Learn from Daniel A. Zarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor, why the City's new plan is a tremendous step towards carbon neutrality, but not at the expense of the millions of residents who call it home. The City is striving to ensure that the benefits and burdens of transitioning to a zero-carbon economy are shared equitably among people and communities, with a particular focus on those who may be most impacted by the climate crisis. For New York City, this means ensuring every resident can participate equally in the city’s democracy; building pathways to meaningful, green jobs; and exploring new models of ownership that generate and keep value in communities. Find out also how the City is tracking the progress of their dual climate and equity goals through 10 core indicators, from air quality to voter turn-out.

Barcelona plans for an environmentally just future

Irma Ventayol Ceferino, Barcelona City Council – 06/19/2019 16:39 UTC   Find your time zone

Barcelona was among seven cities featured in C40’s Inclusive Climate Action In Practice report, released in January 2019. Prior to the development of the Climate Plan 2018 - 2030, research had shown that the impacts of climate change would be distributed unevenly among the city’s population. The city’s 2016 Health Survey showed that over 10% of Barcelona’s population experiences energy poverty. Additional studies found that elderly people, young children, and women would be impacted disproportionately from the impact of heat and rising temperatures.

In response to these uneven impacts, Barcelona designed its new Climate Plan with climate justice at its core, focusing on inclusive actions that serve all Barcelona citizens, but also support those who are most vulnerable.

Barcelona’s Climate Plan 2018 introduces climate actions that help tackle inequality, like climate shelters, mobility superblocks and energy advice points. But addressing climate change and social inequity jointly also required the city to improve its internal coordination, to ensure that information would be shared across city departments and with key stakeholders.

Sustainable upgrading and increased resilience of informal settlements

Cities of Durban, Nairobi and Buenos Aires and Slum Dwellers International – 06/10/2019 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

In cities of the global South, over 60% of the urban population typically reside in so-called "slums". Mayors and city officials face acute challenges in meeting the immediate needs of slum dwellers, while also delivering transformative and sustainable change. This webinar presented by city officials and representatives from Slum Dwellers International addressed how cities can collaborate with and involve informal groups to enhance the resilience of these communities in the face of climate change.