About Cities Transition Summit

Systems solutions for climate resilience

Cities are breathing ecosystems, vulnerable to shocks from both within and outside; pollution, flooding, social unrest, inequality, unemployment, corruption, climate change and now, pandemics. 

Systemic solutions that simultaneously deliver co-benefits for climate, public health, society, and the economy strengthen city resilience and offer leverage points for city governors. Transport policies that increase active travel, reduce pollution, minimise carbon and bring social cohesion are some such solutions. As are housing policies that target fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions from the housing sector and create local, green jobs. ​

With COP26 beckoning a decade of action, it is time for cities to move from systems thinking to systems action. Cities are the testbeds and trailblazers of innovation. We need smart, targeted climate plans that hit leverage points and build community resilience.

Event Series

The Transition Summits are a collection of high-level, 2-day virtual gatherings with each focussing on a specific sector transition: Hydrogen, Industry, Transport, Energy and Cities.

The Summits bring together key stakeholders driving sustainable and net-zero transition from policy and regulation to innovation, technology and investment. This is the ideal platform for investors, project developers, policy makers and innovators to share insights and expertise on key transition trends and opportunities.

These are highly sophisticated, 4-session events hosted on a professional virtual platform designed for our audience to network, connect and explore new opportunities within these specific sector transitions.

As Part of

The Roadmap to COP26 organised by Climate Action is a series of impactful, action-oriented, and professionally produced digital events helping organisations build momentum to Glasgow, COP26.

As 2021 continues, so does our journey to COP26 with a focus on high-level discussion, debate, roundtables and digital event series hosted as part of Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26.

This platform is designed to help organisations meet, connect and engage with the right stakeholders and targeted audience groups throughout 2021.

What to Expect

Support the creation of policy frameworks that deliver climate, health and economic co-benefits.
Identify emerging technologies that cities are using to accelerate their promises on net-zero emissions.
Identify supply gaps in the buildings, transport and waste sectors, and develop products and solutions for city pipelines.
Learn how different cities are using systems solutions to reach net-zero targets and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Forge new relationships within and between city leaders to drive forward net-zero cities agenda.
Foster international and cross-sector collaboration between transport, buildings, construction and waste to support innovation and technology development.

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