Gino Van Begin
Gino Van Begin Secretary General ICLEI Bonn, Germany

Biography

Since 2013, Gino Van Begin has served as Secretary General of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the leading global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to building a sustainable future. Gino joined ICLEI in 2000, becoming Regional Director for Europe in 2002 and Deputy Secretary General in 2007.

Sessions

Save to calendar 19-11-2019 14:00 19-11-2019 16:00 Europe/Madrid Green Cities: Safe, Sustainable and Inclusive Public Spaces

Cities live in an environmental paradox. On one hand, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution are taking their toll on the quality of life of their inhabitants and the global environment. On the other hand, they are centers of economic growth and creative thinking on how to be more connected and aware of the importance of sustainable development. How can they solve this paradox and implement innovative ideas to get greener?

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Urban Environment Room

Green Cities: Safe, Sustainable and Inclusive Public Spaces

URBAN ENVIRONMENT
14:00h - 16:00h Congress Area | Urban Environment Room
Session Schedule
14:00h - 14:05h
Introduction
14:05h - 14:25h
Keynote | Environmental Strategies in Växjö
14:25h - 14:45h
Keynote | Monteria, the Green City of Colombia
14:45h - 14:50h
Wrap up
14:50h - 15:05h
Networking Break
15:05h - 15:55h
Panel | Urban Green Spaces Providing Cooling Effects and Reducing Air Pollution
15:55h - 16:00h
Wrap up
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