Conquering the rising mercury: Cities lead the way

Calendar 5 April 2019
Time 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Registration from 10.30am, seated by 11.00am 
Location  URA Function Hall, 5th Storey, The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118
Calendar Office Attire
rsvp Free event. RSVP required.
cpd 2 BOA-SIA CPD pts, 2 SIP CPD pts, 2 SILA CPD pts

Seats at the URA Function Hall are available on a first come first serve basis.


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Lecture Photos



In a world where the impact of climate change is rapidly being felt, climate adaptation measures are more urgent than before. Global cities are taking innovative measures for climate adaptation, while ensuring synergy with climate mitigation initiatives. Strengthening urban infrastructure resilience for densely populated cities is a challenge that requires multi-sector collaboration. The lecture by Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership, will illustrate how these efforts are manifesting across the globe, and achieving climate adaptation success.

About the Speakers



Mark Watts

Executive DIrecor
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Mark has served as Executive Director of C40 since December 2013, during which time the organisation has grown from 63 to 96 of world's greatest cities. Mark is proud to head a fast-growing team of 150 staff in supporting bold, collaborative mayors to demonstrate that tackling climate change will deliver economically stronger and more equitable cities. Prior to joining C40 Mark was Director at pioneering engineering and design firm, Arup, and before that was a senior adviser to the Mayor of London, in which role the London Evening Standard described him as “the intellectual force behind Ken Livingstone’s drive to make London a leading light of the battle against global warming." He reports to C40 Chairperson and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and C40 Board President, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. He believes that work should be fun, but that there is always time for music, narrowboats, and places you can get to by bicycle.


Jessica Cheam


Managing Editor
Adjunct Research Associate
Centre for Liveable Cities

Jessica Cheam is the Managing Editor of Eco- Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer, and a social entrepreneur. She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development. She has been awarded numerous accolades in the field, including the Earth Journalism Awards at the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen in 2009 and the Young Journalist of the Year by Singapore Press Holdings in 2010.

Marina Barrage image credit to pxhere