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Friday, November 20, 2020

Sustainable Cities

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Find out how global innovators are transforming our carbon-heavy cities into cleaner places to live, work and travel


By 2030 it’s estimated that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in a city. No surprise then that cities’ huge carbon footprints are destroying the planet. However, cities are also hubs of creativity and innovation. Could these hubs help manage, power and protect the planet’s poorest urban populations?

Join the debate to discover what cities across the world are doing to transform the way we work, live and travel for a cleaner future.

Chaired by Claudia Beamish MSP, Member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, this panel includes: 

  • Sunita Narain, environmentalist, political activist and 2020 Edinburgh Medal recipient. 
  • Jamie Cooke, Head of Royal Society of Arts, Scotland
  • Claire Daly, Head of Policy and Communications, Sustrans Scotland
  • Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard, CEO Greenovation and former Mayor of Copenhagen

The event is run in partnership with Edinburgh Science Festival.

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