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29 October 2021

Smart Cities Marketplace joins European Union side events during COP26

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The Smart Cities Marketplace will be part of the European Union side event at COP 26 on 09 November, 12:30-13:30 Brussels time! 

We will discuss how to turn a city into a smart and net-zero city? with the Urban Living Lab Centre at TU Berlin, DG RTD, Glasgow City Council and the Kompetenzzentrum Wasser.

This session will feature insights from European and international city projects and will discuss aspects that are essential for the decarbonisation of urban areas. There will be a particular focus on using smart digital solutions for urban energy, mobility, and water systems and it will present perspectives from local authorities, the private sector, financing experts and academia.

You can register for the side events here https://www.cop26eusideevents.eu/ . Please find the preliminary agenda below:

12.30 CET

Welcome and overview (by moderator Oliver Lah, Head of Research Unit at Wuppertal Institute; Lead Consultant at UN-Habitat)

 12.35

Transformative Urban Living Labs, examples from the SOLUTIONSplus and SESA projects by Patrick Mercier-Handisyde, Policy Officer DG RTD, European Commission

12.45

European Smart Cities: The future path for cities towards climate neutrality by Georg Houben, Policy Officer DG Energy, European Commission

12.55

European Smart Cities: Glasgow's smart climate action story by Gavin Slater, Head of Sustainability, Neighbourhoods, Regeneration, & Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

13.05

Presentation of the digital-water.city project (tailored digital solutions for sustainable urban water management) by Nicolas Caradot, project manager, Urban Water Management, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin

13.15

15-minute panel discussion (led by moderator Oliver Lah)

13.30

Conclusion and Goodbye