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Helsinki Symposium - Cities decide the future of mankind

The City of Helsinki and Mayor Jan Vapaavuori organised an interesting discussion event of the spring Helsinki Symposium on the role and significance of the cities as the solvers of the biggest challenges of our time. How do the cities fight climate change and segregation? How do cities become sustainable, creative and responsible 1.5-degree cities?

During the afternoon speakers include the author and the New Yorker lifestyle columnist David Owen, Domestic Urban Tops Emma Terämä and Damiano Cerrone, New York Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena and Casper von Koskull, CEO of Nordea.

Time: Wednesday, 3 April from 12:00 to 17:30. You can follow the seminar at Helsinki-kanava .

Program of Helsinki Symposium

12.30 Part I Cities Leading Sustainable Future

Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki
Cities Decide, video

Emma Terämä, TkT, Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE
DNA of a Sustainable City, presentation (pdf, 6 Mb) and video

Damiano Cerrone, Director, SPIN Unit
People keep the city alive, presentation (pdf, 6 Mb) and video

Olli Parkkonen, Development Director, Nuuka Oy
City of Helsinki - platform for carbon neutral solutions, video

David Owen, Author and Columnist
Keynote: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer and Driving Less are Keys to Sustainability?
Sopimusteknisistä syistä emme voi kuvata David Owenin osuutta.

Helsinki & Stockholm: Inspirations and aspirations, video
Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki
Katarina Luhr, Deputy Mayor, City of Stockholm

Speeches by Mayors, video
Pekka Timonen, Mayor, City of Lahti
Timo Koivisto, Mayor, City of Jyväskylä

14.10 Break 

14.40-16.00 Part II Leading Through Efectivity: How will Cities Save the World?

Kai Sauer, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN
Setting the scene: Governments and Cities for Agenda 2030, video

Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of International Affairs, New York Mayor’s Office
Keynote: Local Steps Towards Global Goals – Story Behind New York’s Voluntary Local Review, video

Sanna-Mari Jäntti, Director, City of Helsinki
From Agenda to Action: The Voluntary Local Review and Execution of the SDG's in Helsinki, video

Discussion, moderated by Mayor Jan Vapaavuori
Making global responsibility real
Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of International Affairs, New York Mayor’s Office
Züleyxa Izmailova, Deputy Mayor, City of Tallinn
Jari Niemelä, rector of University of Helsinki
Casper von Koskull, President and Group CEO, Nordea



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12.04.2019 13:09