Glasgow: Leading the UK’s Race to Net-Zero Carbon
8 Oct 2020
4.00 pm – 4.40 pm, GMT+8
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Glasgow aims to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2045, an ambitious target that will boost the UK’s contribution to global climate action. Councillor Susan Aitken sits down with urbanist Greg Clark for an in-depth conversation about climate change, cities and leadership, and about how Glasgow is de-carbonising its economy and infrastructure.
About the Speakers
Councillor Susan Aitken
Glasgow City Council
Councillor Susan Aitken became Leader of Glasgow City Council when the SNP became the largest party on the Council and formed a minority administration in May 2017. She was elected as a councillor for the Langside ward, where she lives, in 2012. She has been leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) group since 2014, having previously served as the group spokesperson on health and social care. She is the SNP’s national Local Government Convener.
Prof. Greg Clark CBE
Connected Places Catapult
Prof. Greg Clark CBE is a renowned global expert on cities, urban innovation and mobility. He is Group Senior Advisor for Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC. He holds numerous other appointments, including as moderator of the World Cities’ Summit Mayors Forum, Chairman of Connected Places Catapult and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. He has worked with more than 200 cities in 5 continents, and is the author of 10 books. Core themes of his work are urban economies, cities and climate change, metropolitan global identity, and financing future cities.
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