Sustainability lecture 26112014

Københavns Universitet
How cities can respond to 21st century climate change challenges

Climate change is inextricably linked with the 21st century challenges of water, food and energy resources, and of health and development. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cities of the world. So what solutions are out there to match these great challenges, while also creating a thriving economy and increasing liveability and quality of urban life?

On November 26th, Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary Special Representative for Climate Change and Laura Storm, Executive Director of the Scandinavian think tank Sustainia highlighted concrete initiatives whereby existing cities can adapt and lower their footprint, and new cities can be designed to be climate-smart and resilient from the start.