Join us for the Webinar “Climate Neutrality in Cities”

Webinar “Developments in financing transitions to climate neutrality and increased resilience in cities

Explore the landscape of municipal financing strategies for climate-resilient infrastructure with insights on diverse revenue streams for cities: from carbon pricing to land-value capture. Understand the role of the insurance industry in climate adaptation and the importance of aligning financing with ESG-principles to mobilize patient private capital. Address the challenges of accessing climate funds in African economies and discover solutions for bridging the gap.

Date and Time: May 31, 2024 @ 16:00 PM - 17:30 PM (Berlin, CEST) // 10:00 - 11:30 (Wash. DC, EST) // 7:00 - 8:30 AM (Los Angeles, PST)

Webex Access Link:

Dail-in Options Germany: +49 619 6781 9736 // US: +1 650 215 5226

Meeting Number: 174 493 0249

The following speakers are foreseen for the webinar:

Oleksandr Sushchenko, Associate Prof., Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine) Paolo Bartoldi, Senior Expert, European Commission Zehra Yakut, Student, Kadir Has University (Turkey)
Peter Meyer, Prof. Emeritus, University of Louisville (USA) Reimund Schwarze, Prof. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany)

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    • highlighting people and projects offering innovative solutions and research activities,
    • providing a platform to discuss ideas and innovative approaches to make US and German cities ready for the future,
    • being a market place to establish new partnerships for further optimization, adaptation and implementation of innovations,
    • creating a repository of funding options to support bilateral projects and Exchange.

News & Events Webinar “Community Engagement"

With this webinar, again brought stakeholders from across the pond together to discuss approaches to public participation. The session was started with the showcasing of the over-arching strategic approach to integrated urban development being pursued in the City of Leipzig. Co-production by the citizens was exemplified by two projects of "Bürgerbahnhof Leipzig" (Eng: "Citizen Station Leipzig") as well as the "WiQ - Wir im Quartier" (Eng: "We in the District"). The presenters from Fresno, CA then talked about the effectiveness of the ABCD approach - Asset Based Community Development - to focus on existing community strengths as a starting point for community engagement. Practical examples from the Elm Avenue Cooridor in Fresno as well as the needs for the southwest portion of Fresno were elaborated upon. 
The webinar was moderated by Aimee Storm (USEPA) and Karl Eckert (German Environmental Agency). The full recording can be found under "Webinar".

Read more … Webinar “GIS and Tools"

With this webinar, brought together stakeholders from Germany and the US to discuss the different approaches to brownfield and vacant land development with the use of tools. The German presentations focused on innovative and scientific approaches to create valuable data related to brownfields for the entire nation. Methods such as cadastral evaluations as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning play a critical role in this. The US approach highlighted here looked into the development of a community engagement and a community perspective with tools. This was seen as an essential part to successful projects in the Lousiville region.
The webinar was moderated by Ann Caroll (USEPA) and Karl Eckert (German Environmental Agency). The full recording can be found under "Webinar".

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