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
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
14.40-16.00 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