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Opening Plenary

Facilitators: Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI

Welcome and opening remarks:

  • Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany; ICLEI First Vice President and Special Messenger to UNFCCC and carbonn Climate Registry; Co-Patron of Resilient Cities 2017 
  • Jewon Lee, Vice Mayor II for Administrative Affairs representing ICLEI President Mayor Won-Soon Park, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea
  • Tania Rodiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General for Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Economic Policy and Infrastructure, representing Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Berlin, Germany
  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI 

Special messages:

Panel discussion on integrated local action:

  • Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen, Denmark 
  • David Jácome Polit, Chief Resilience Officer, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered  by the Rockefeller Foundation, Quito, Ecuador

Congress program and forums:

  • Butch Bacani, Program Leader, UN Environment's Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (UNEP PSI), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Tori Okner, Senior Officer, ICLEI


Organized by: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability