3 kicked of with the Youth Agenda where we were energised by global
youth activists demanding system change from governments and businesses,
they had one key message: we must act now. The lack of climate change
in education systems was discussed by our panellists from Greenpeace,
Unilever, and Lego who agreed policy leaders must take responsibility
and make this system change.
Paris Agreement Promises
David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands, gave a strong call to action calling for governments around the world to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
Simon King at Mitie spoke about how the biggest challenge over the next ten years will be the of accessibility of infrastructure. This sentiment was reinforced by Thomas Becker, VP Sustainability & Mobility, BMW Group, who spoke about the lack of public EV charging points and how cities must act quickly to support and accelerate infrastructure to enable the growth of urban mobility.
Future of Mobility Requires a Holistic Approach
A clear message from our panellists was the future of mobility requiring a holistic approach. Francois Austin at Oliver Wyman Forum highlighted that this is going to require cooperation between the public and private sectors and that we must share fiscal and data assets to enable this change.
Leadership in Cities
The final panel of the day featured policymakers from Oslo and Helsinki discussing the important low carbon solutions they are implementing in their cities. They spoke of how we must focus on planning efficient cities to reduce the need for transport and therefore reduce emissions.
Source : Climate Action