Week of 19 – 25th October 2020

The future of the Amazon. Building resilient urban futures with nature. Transforming towards energy democracies. Overcoming emotional barriers to low-carbon travel choices. Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration. Accelerating climate action amid Covid-19 for the future we want. Changing landscape of electric vehicle charging. Find out about these and more online events of the week!

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19 – 23 October
“Daring Cities” (by ICLEI and Federal City of Bonn)

The climate emergency is happening right now, in our cities, towns and regions around the world. Global leaders are struggling to address this urgent crisis. But the daring actions of local leaders are spreading around the globe. Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. The event(s) showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.

19 October, 9:00 AM and 21 October, 9:00 AM CEST
“Urban Risk-Informed Planning and Making Cities Resilient” (by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – UNDRR, ALGA and UCLG Africa)

This short online capacity-building workshop promotes the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Purpose of the training is to build capacity of participants to be equipped with knowledge and tools in making cities resilient with focus on the development and implementation of local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies and action plans in alignment with the national DRR strategies and Sendai Framework.

19 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Helping insurers, businesses and governments mitigate flood impacts” (by OASIS Hub)

During the webinar, representative of Previsico will present their flood forecasting technology, demonstrating how the tool has helped insurers and the government mitigate flood impacts this summer. A global provider of real-time, street level flood prediction and analytical solutions, the tool builds round-the-clock resilience, continuously modelling inundation using the latest combinations of rainfall predictions.

19 October, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Internet Waste Dialogue” (by International Telecommunication Union – ITU)

The objective of the webinar is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of end-of-life management of infrastructure equipment that enables connectivity. The webinar will bring together various manufacturing and recycling companies as well as service providers to elaborate on waste management of data centres, 5G and IoT.

19 October, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Tracking Energy Innovation Impacts Framework” (by International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA)

This expert consultation virtual workshop will present preliminary results on the Tracking Energy Innovation Impacts Framework (TEIIF) project’s methodology and innovation metrics, validate the approach and collect valuable feedback and further inputs from experts in this field. Discussions will focus on innovation tracking metrics for several technologies and approaches used to assess clean energy innovation progress, such as patents, standards and costs.

19 October, 4:00 – 5:15 PM CEST
“Exploring the Unique Role of Procurement for Climate Action and Covid-19 Recovery in Urban Food Systems” (by Daring Cities, ICLEI)

This peer-to-peer exchange offers space for procurers and food policy officers to: (1) exchange on how to leverage sustainable procurement for the implementation of sustainable food system programmes; (2) discuss the opportunities of aligning climate action and COVID-19 recovery in the food sector; (3) learn about the challenges of localising supply chains and the associated obstacles of procurement regulation. Session speakers will share their hands-on experience from the USA and Europe.

19 October, 7:30 – 8:30 PM CEST
“Building Resilient Urban Futures with Nature” (by Daring Cities, ICLEI)

The 2020 COVID19 crisis has evidenced the need and showed the benefits of nature in cities and green spaces, since the contact with nature offers a way to deal with and counteract stressors of everyday life, while still allowing for social distancing. This session will showcase the benefits of resilience planning with nature for a healthier urban future by displaying successful city cases around the world, as well as ICLEI’s support to build resilient cities with nature.

20 – 22 October
“Mining and COVID-19: From crisis to sustainability” (by Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development IGF and International Institute for Sustainable Development – IISD)

In the mining industry, the COVID pandemic has threatened workers’ health, disrupted supply chains, and halted some operations altogether. It has had far-reaching supply and demand implications for a range of commodities, resulting in ongoing price volatility throughout the sector. The 16th Annual General Meeting of the Forum will focus on the key industry trends that have emerged with the pandemic and how governments are responding. It will also discuss what the future of mining could look like and how the sector can transition out of the current crisis to sustainability.

20 October, 1:00 – 2:00 AM CEST (19 October, 4:00 PM Pacific Time)
“The Changing Landscape of Electric Vehicle Charging” (by Stanford University)

Electrification of transportation continues to accelerate as incumbent and new vehicle companies commit hundreds of billions of dollars to developing and producing electric cars and trucks. The impending arrival of a plethora of EVs in all shapes and sizes has created a pressing need for a ubiquitous and robust charging network. Enhanced EV capabilities, evolving utility grids, broadened driver demographics, and government imperatives that place addressing climate change at the center of the energy equation are affecting how EV charging infrastructure must develop and be deployed. During the seminar, speakers will discuss the dynamic landscape of charging infrastructure and its critical role in creating a transportation sector that is sustainable, both economically and environmentally.

20 October, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Climate finance: How is it working? Focus on Central and Eastern Europe” (by Czech Forum for Development Cooperation – FoRS)

The aim of the webinar is to get practical feedback and provide peer exchange with experts coming from countries that already have specific climate finance funds or programmes for development sector, in order to help NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe in advocacy for establishing such funds or programmes in their respective countries. The online event is open to interested participants from the civil society organisations across the CEE region.

20 October, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Transforming towards energy democracies” (by Transnational Institute – TNI, Friends of the Earth Europe and Transformative Cities coalition)

This webinar focuses on transformative energy proposals and practices – from the local, regional & national level. Including examples from South Africa, Australia and Indonesia.

20 October, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CEST
“Sharing Cities’ Smart City Solutions: E-mobility” (by EUROCITIES)

Since 2016, the lighthouse cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented several smart city measures in the framework of the project Sharing Cities. Based on that knowledge and technical experience, Sharing Cities launched a series of short webinars to explore each of those measures one by one: digital social market, e-bikes, building retrofit, sustainable energy management system, smart lampposts, e-mobility, and urban sharing platform. This webinar focuses on e-mobility experience of the cities (including electric vehicles and e-logistics).

20 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“How a Digital-First Approach Can Improve Utility-Scale Solar Project Economics” (by SolarPower Europe)

Digital technologies are transforming the energy landscape as they are key enablers to boost the economics of utility-scale solar. In this webinar, we will explore digital tools for project developers to quantitatively inform portfolio decisions and therefore ensure project bankability and realize their returns. By leveraging modern cloud computing and data analytics, for example, leading solar software platforms can generate project layouts for utility-scale projects of any size on complex terrain in minutes. In this webinar, we will discuss this and other approaches to boost the economics of utility-scale solar.

20 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Urban Parks, Urban Futures: Insights from Africa” (by World Urban Parks, IUCN, ICLEI Africa)

The webinar will be an opportunity to discuss social constructs and catalytic interventions related to green spaces and parks in African cities in order to challenge the status quo of our urban landscapes that COVID19 has brought to the forefront in Africa. Through addressing 3 key questions, the webinar will contribute to the overarching theme of radical innovation for our urban parks and urban futures landscape in relation to building greener cities in Africa that are fit for our post-COVID future.

20 October, 2:00 – 3:15 PM CEST
“Accelerating climate action amid Covid-19 for the Future we Want” (by University of Cambridge, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership)

In the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic we’re facing the biggest global recession in living memory. At the same time the pressure to decarbonise is growing ever more urgent. How can measures to respond to one crisis be aligned with dealing with the other and are business and governments following through? Register here.

20 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Achieving inclusive and sustainable industrialization and the SDGs in a post-pandemic world” (by UNIDO and Sustainable Development Solutions Network – SDSN)

How can inclusive and sustainable industrial development support recovery and accelerate the transformation towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs)? What should countries consider in their approach to reaching the SDG targets? How do we monitor and assess progress in view of the challenges the world is facing right now? The event will try to answer these questions and feature keynote remarks, as well as a high-level panel discussion.

20 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Sustainability and Circularity in the Textiles Value Chain” (by Green Growth Knowledge Partnership and UNEP)

What are the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the textile value chain? What are priority actions to create a circular and sustainable textiles industry? How can we accelerate the shift to circularity in established brands and producers? What financial innovations support the development of circular business models? What kinds of policy frameworks enable a shift to circular business models, including incentives for changes in consumer behaviour? Join the launch of the UN Environment Programme report “Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain: Global Stocktaking” that explores these questions and spotlights existing initiatives to advance sustainability and circularity in textile value chains.

20 October, 2:00 – 3:45 PM CEST
“Road To Glasgow: Multilevel and Collaborative Climate Action” (by Daring Cities, ICLEI)

Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency represents local and regional governments at the negotiations and processes related to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Paris Agreement. The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) is planned to be held in November 2021 in Glasgow, UK. It is expected that by COP26, national governments will present their second national plans (i.e. Nationally Determined Contributions –NDCs) towards 2025, with effective inputs of their local and regional governments, pursuant to the recognition of importance of engagement of all levels of governments on the Paris Agreement.

20 October, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration” (by International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA and European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators – ACER)

During the webinar, experts will discuss the role of innovation for the integration of high shares of solar PV and wind resources in market-based power systems, with focus on the interconnected market-based European power system.

20 October, 4:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Nature-Based Solutions: Global Challenges, Greener Future” (by World Wildlife Fund – WWF)

In the face of the ongoing climate crisis, there is an urgent need to identify and scale-up solutions that work with nature rather than against it. In recent years, Nature-based Solutions have been put forward as a way to address the climate crisis and associated socio-economic challenges. This year’s symposium aims to take a deep dive into the science of Nature-based Solutions to highlight opportunities within the conservation space. We will bring together scientists to discuss the potential benefits and limitations for people and nature. Join us as we examine specific case studies, identify outstanding questions in this field, and consider how we can implement and scale Nature-based Solutions in a post-COVID world. Register here.

20 October, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM EST)
“The Future of Carbon Pricing: 2020 and Beyond” (by Resources for the Future – RFF)

If 2019 was the year of the carbon pricing proposal, 2020 has been the year of carbon pricing scrutiny. Some decision-makers have questioned the potential distributional and environmental justice impacts of carbon pricing policies. While a number of new climate proposals have embraced carbon pricing, others have included few or no carbon pricing elements. Join speakers at this virtual event to talk about the forecast for carbon pricing in 2020 and beyond. The commenters will reflect on what has changed in the past year, and how various election outcomes could influence the path forward.

20 October, 8:00 – 9:30 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“Financing Resilient Power in Underserved Communities: Moving Forward with Distributed Solar+Storage Projects” (by Clean Energy Group and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation)

Resilient solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) projects are increasingly being pursued in low- and moderate-income communities in response to a combination of falling costs, new revenue opportunities and incentive programs, and innovative financing solutions. This webinar will explore the economics of distributed solar+storage projects, characteristics of current projects, financing solutions, incentives, and technical assistance resources.

21 October, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CEST (4:30 PM IST)
“Enabling India’s Transition towards a Green Hydrogen Economy” (by Council on Energy, Environment and Water – CEEW)

India can significantly benefit by scaling up green hydrogen given our ambitious renewable targets and declining tariffs, and the presence of large domestic markets for mobility and industrial applications. This webinar will deliberate on the costs of production and potential markets for India, and policies and regulations that can stimulate these markets. We will also discuss India’s strategic research priorities and institutional mechanisms for moving technologies from the lab to the field.

21 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Leading the Way to Carbon Neutrality: The Nordics” (by Climate Action)

The Nordic region has been leading the race for carbon neutrality for decades by combining their natural environment with proactive climate interventions, innovative technologies and impressive feats of engineering. Whilst many regions grapple with the energy transition, especially when addressing the heating and cooling of homes and buildings, the Nordics are a prime example of how the public and private sector can work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions that draw on the regions strengths. This virtual panel will dive deep into how and why the Nordic regions constantly push boundaries to achieve carbon neutrality offering other regions an insight into the mindset of those leading the charge.

21 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Optimal fuel taxation with suboptimal health choices” (by RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment)

Transport has a large number of significant externalities including carbon emissions, air pollution, accidents and congestion. Increased active travel such as cycling and walking can reduce these externalities. Public health research has identified large additional social gains from active travel due to health benefits of increased physical exercise. Speakers will introduce health benefits and active travel options into a model of transport externalities to study appropriate policy responses…

21 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“The Outlook for Biodiversity at a Global and Local Level: What Does it Mean for Future Planetary Protection?” (by Earth Journalism Network)

Biodiversity is in steep decline worldwide, and governments have failed to meet their own targets for addressing this ecological crisis. But solutions do abound, and there is growing political momentum to implement them. During this webinar, a representative from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will brief listeners on its latest assessment of the state of biodiversity and discuss the transformations needed to protect and secure the benefits this biodiversity provides us. You will also hear how indigenous peoples and local communities are working to support the CBD’s goals. And we’ll discuss what all this means for the new global targets governments are set to agree to next year when they meet in China.

21 October, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Gas Market Integration and Decarbonization in Southeastern and Central and Eastern Europe” (by International Association for Energy Economics – IAEE)

The adoption of the internal gas market acquis by Member-States and membership hopefuls alike in the Southeastern and Central and Eastern Europe is the key to the seamless depoliticization of the EU’s external gas relations. This webinar aims to assess the status of this diffusion of hardware and software precepts in the region, as well as the challenges lying ahead in view of the decarbonization of the European gas sector. Register here.

21 October, 5:00 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Net-Zero and Negative Emissions” (by Zurich Carbon Market Association)

Zurich state and city net zero emissions pathways and the potential for negative emission technologies. Nordic approaches to net zero and the use of carbon markets. Swiss Re’s net zero strategy and internal carbon pricing. Climeworks direct air capture and mineralization in Iceland – a pioneering approach for negative emissions. Nature based solutions for negative emissions – opportunities and pitfalls.

21 October, 7:00 – 8:30 PM CET (1:00 PM EDT)
“Net-zero Emissions and Social Equity” (by MIT Energy Initiative)

Both analysis and observation have pointed to the need for increased ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to the Paris COP21 goals. In particular, industrialized countries are converging around a goal of net-zero emissions by mid-century and net-negative beyond that. In this talk, former US Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz discusses the requirements for an implementable climate action plan, with an emphasis on breakthrough innovation and the need for incorporating social equity considerations—both domestically and internationally.

21 October, 10:00 – 11:00 PM CEST (1:00 PM Pacific Time)
“Prospects for Significant Bipartisan Climate-Change Legislation In the Next U.S. Congress” (by Stanford University and Energy Policy Analysis Center)

Join the conversation with two leading U.S. environmental policy decision makers – Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Senator Murkowski is Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Senator Whitehouse serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, and Budget Committee.

22 October, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“The Future of Smart Cities: Innovation and Disruption at the Grid Edge” (by Bloomberg)

For decades our power supply has been produced in large power plants, with energy reaching consumers via the grid. However, in the new energy world, where more power comes from renewable sources, this concept is being pushed to its limits – literally. As we transition to using more sustainable energy sources, the way we generate, consume and store energy is changing. Decentralization and digitization of the grid is becoming the new reality as energy moves from the center of the grid to the edge. Grid edge – where smart buildings meet smart grids – is an area where there are opportunities for growth. What new technologies will bring together the consumer, prosumer and the intelligent grid?

22 October, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Nature-Culture thematic community – sharing practices and learning from heritage places” (by ICCROM, IUCN and ICOMOS)

PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable case studies enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. The new thematic community will become a space for heritage practitioners to share and reflect their experiences from their heritage places, and to learn with their peers how similar challenges have been addressed around the globe. The webinar will introduce the PANORAMA platform, the newly established Nature-Culture thematic community, and also showcase two of our new case studies from Norway and the Philippines. Information on how to upload your own case study and take part will also be shared.

22 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST (8:00 AM EST)
“Financing for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: High-Level Dialogue” (by High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy)

This event will connect special guest speakers from around the world to discuss the importance of ocean finance and investment into a sustainable ocean economy to set us on the path to economic recovery in a post COVID-19 world. This event will also present key insights from the latest Blue Paper commissioned by the Ocean Panel, “Ocean Finance” which examines how the next generation of financing mechanisms can support the sustainable ocean economy in an inclusive manner and how catalytic funds can be mobilised to finance it.

22 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Lessons from the pandemic: Leveraging technology to advance sustainability” (by The Economist)

Technology determines how, when and where we do business each day. That makes it a powerful tool for countering disruption. Forced to adapt rapidly by the coronavirus pandemic, corporate leaders saw an opportunity to embrace new technological solutions and advance digital transformations. Fire-fighting finished, businesses want these initiatives to progress further. But can they serve a purpose beyond profit and performance? In this panel discussion speakers will dissect how businesses can leverage new technology to achieve their sustainability goals and reduce their environmental impact. What tools, systems and recent innovations exist to help make their business more sustainable? What role can AI play? How can companies keep pace with technological change?

22 October, 3:00 – 4:15 PM CEST
“How can subsidies accelerate universal energy access?” (by International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED)

Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy remains one of the greatest development challenges. In rural areas especially, many communities cannot afford basic modern energy services. This event will explore the role that subsidies as a form of public finance can play in achieving universal access to energy. What are the opportunities and challenges for policymakers, the private sector and civil society? What can we learn from current and past subsidy schemes? And how can subsidies play a vital part of the COVID-19 response and recovery?

22 October, 3:30 – 6:30 PM CEST
“The future for heavy-duty vehicles in the Pentalateral Region: Integrating electromobility in the energy transition” (by IRENA, Benelux Secretariat – Pentalateral Forum, Transport & Environment and ChargePoint)

The Pentalateral Energy Forum — Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland — as a front runner in implementing ambitious climate strategies, will discuss the role of electric trucks in decarbonising the transport sector and the nexus between the energy and road freight sectors. This virtual event aims to foster cross-border and cross-sector — transport and energy — cooperation on heavy-duty vehicles.

22 October, 4:00 – 4:45 PM CEST
“R&I funding under the Green Deal: what’s in it for wind” (by WindEurope)

The European Commission has opened a call for research and innovation projects, with a €1 billion budget under Horizon 2020, to help the EU to deliver on the Green Deal. There are two thematic areas of interest for the wind industry: (“Area 2”) Clean, affordable and secure energy and (“Area 3”). The European Commission has also announced that over 35% of spending in the next EU long-term budget will contribute to climate objectives. How will this rule affect the wind energy sector’s access to public funding? Industry for a clean and circular economy. Register here.

22 October, 7:15 – 9:00 PM CEST (1:15 PM EST)
“Preserving City Competitiveness: The Benefits of Climate Resilience” (by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – C2ES)

As climate impacts escalate, local climate vulnerabilities and risks are becoming more important to businesses, investors, insurers, and residents. Join this virtual event detailing these and other findings of a two-year research effort to understand the ways in which climate risk and resilience factor into key aspects of competitiveness for U.S. cities, including city finances, economic development, and livability. Speakers will also identify a number of resilience strategies and practices that cities are implementing to address climate risks.

22 October, 7:15 – 8:15 PM CEST (1:15 PM EST)
“Steering Societies Beyond GDP to the Sustainable Development Goals” (by Security and Sustainability Forum)

GDP accounts for all the public expenditures as “debt” while ignoring the value of the assets they created. If GDP were to be corrected by including the missing asset account, these debt-to-GDP ratios would be cut by up to 50% – with a few keystrokes. Learn why money isn’t what you think it is and why that matters to life on Earth in this webinar.

22 October, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“The Future of the Amazon” (by World Wildlife Fund – WWF)

There is no other place on Earth that showcases the diversity of life quite like the Amazon. The vast region spans eight South American countries and is home to 10% of all known wildlife species and over 30 million people. For more than 40 years WWF has been at the forefront of efforts to help communities thrive alongside nature in the Amazon by protecting the forests, species, and people that call the rainforest home. Join to hear from Dr. Meg Symington, WWF’s Managing Director for the Amazon about her work in the world´s largest remaining tropical forest and why protecting it is crucial to the overall health of our planet.

22 October, 10:30 – 11:30 PM CEST (1:30 PM Pacific Time)
“Wired/Wireless EV Charging – Smart Grid Seminar” (by Stanford University)

With the recent demand for faster charging electric vehicles to rival the refill time of conventional vehicles, the interest in high power wired and wireless charging is increasing. While recent industry demonstrations have shown 450kW wired charging, U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has recently demonstrated a 120kW static wireless charging system using a single power conversion system and a single transmitter/receiver coil pair. Now the focus switches to more than 300kW wireless charging and dynamic wireless charging. Join to hear about the current status in wired and wireless charging, and the associated challenges. Register here.

23 October, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CEST
“Addressing methane emissions in the context of energy system integration: what climate value for gas?” (by Florence School of Regulation and Environmental Defense Fund)

How could the reduction of methane emissions contribute to the achievement of the European Green Deal and Paris Agreement objectives? How to provide clear information to the consumers on the methane-intensity of gas they consume, including from imports? Should methane emissions performance standards be used to give clear signals to investors both through the sustainable finance taxonomy and through mandatory disclosure under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive? How to ensure that the supply of low-carbon and renewable gases do not lead to the increase in the domestic EU methane emissions?

23 October, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Learning (not) to fly – Overcoming emotional Barriers to low-carbon Travel Choices” (by University of St.Gallen)

With rapidly growing air travel demand, reducing CO2 emissions from flying has become a central focus for research and social movements. Research reveals that travel time, price, comfort and climate change perceptions are related to travel behavior. However, little is known about the emotional aspects of travel mode decisions. Are people simply excited about flying? If so, what are ways to overcome these emotional barriers to cleaner travel mode choices? In this webinar, participants will gain insights from mobility experts, who are at the forefront of reshaping travel to lower its carbon intensity. Join the discussion about recent low-carbon travel trends and strategies aimed at behavior change that lasts beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here.

23 October, 12:30 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Financing Resilience for a Post-COVID Recovery” (by Daring Cities, ICLEI)

The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for local leaders, business and finance sector to tackle the planetary emergency at scale and shift to a greener, low-carbon, and resilient economy. This session will showcase the actions undertaken by cities to place sustainability at the heart of the recovery process, while investing in the environment and the people. It will also address the partnerships required for bold climate action, urban resilience investments, and building long term sustainability. Register here.

23 October, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“The Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Transmission Options” (by Clean Energy States Alliance – CESA)

Developing offshore transmission and grid interconnections is vital for achieving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. states’ offshore wind goals. Two recent studies found that by using a planned, shared transmission network, there will be significant benefits to the region including reduced environmental impacts, reduced costs, and reductions in risks that could hinder offshore wind development. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the two studies–one on New York and the other on New England–and the benefits of coordinated transmission. Thee will also explain important differences between the two regions and the common findings from both studies. Register here.