Closing Lunch: Climate Change and Global Cities

Angela Foster-Rice, Managing Director, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, United Airlines; Connie Hedegaard, Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action; Chairman, CONCITO and KR Foundation; Liu Thai-Ker, Senior Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd.; Boris Palmer, Lord Mayor of Tübingen, Germany. Moderated by Philip Stephens.


Cities are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions. As nations made pledges to reduce emissions at COP21, what work remains to be done by global cities? What new technologies are global cities developing and adopting, and what can cities do to ensure their economic viability? How are international urban networks serving global cities and the world?

Speaker Bio


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12:45 p.m.
Program and lunch

2:00 p.m.