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Cities for Global Impact – Advancing the SDGs through Urban Action

Danish Cleantech Hub is proud to host the high-level conference Cities for Global Impact – Advancing the SDGs through Urban Action as part of Climate Week NYC. The two high-level conference panels will discuss Healthy Cities for Better Living and Powering the World with Wind as urban trends with potential for global impact. As the conference coincides with the UN General Assembly, the conference panels will also discuss how urban action can contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference is hosted in collaboration with Confederation of Danish Industry and State of Green, the founders of Danish Cleantech Hub in New York.

2.30pm Doors Open

3.00pm-3.10pm Opening Session
Welcome Karsten Dybvad, CEO, Confederation of Danish Industry

3.10pm-4.15pm Panel 1: Healthy Cities for Better Living
As urbanization continues to increase, a sustainable future cannot be achieved without local action. We must rethink the way we build and manage our urban spaces and the built environment. A paradigm shift in urban planning, which focuses on the physical, mental and social well-being will be central in this transition. There are numerous ways to pursue the aim of healthy cities. The question is which solutions to adopt and how to quantify their impact. Moreover, how do we scale these solutions to obtain global impact?
Moderator: Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute
Jeb Brugmann, Director for Solutions Development and Innovation, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
Kim Nøhr Skibsted, ‎Group Vice President, Grundfos
Jens Birgersson, CEO, ROCKWOOL
Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Rambøll Group

4.15pm-4.35pm Break

4.35pm-5.40pm Panel 2: Powering the World with Wind
Cities account for an ever-growing part of energy consumption. Faced with climate change, cities have taken action to increase their use of renewable energy. Wind energy has become an attractive energy source to achieve this goal. As the advantages of wind energy has become evident, political commitment to wind energy is spreading, both locally and globally. Now the question is how to accelerate the deployment of wind energy, to maximize global impact?
Keynote Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of the Interior
Moderator: Stephanie McClellan, Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, University of Delaware
Adam Zurofsky, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Financial services, Office of the Governor
Michael Hannibal, CEO, Siemens Offshore
Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, DONG Energy
Morten Dyrholm, Group Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs, Vestas Wind Systems

5.40pm-6.00pm Closing Session
Closing keynote Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

6.00pm-7.00pm Reception