In the second episode of the City Climate Innovation: Special episodes of the ClimateTalks Podcast ‘Networked and Innovative Cities’, special guests Maryke van Staden, Director of Business Development, the carbonn Climate Center, and Interim Head of Climate Action at ICLEI World Secretariat, Jean-Baptiste Buffet, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy at United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Rachel Huxley, Director of Knowledge and Learning at C40 Cities, join hosts Ben Jance, Cathy Oke, and Andy Deacon to discuss the importance of networking and innovation for city climate action – and key activities in the lead up to COP27 from major city networks.
Maryke starts us off with a focus on Daring Cities and the value of these types of forums to empower urban decision-makers to lead in the climate emergency. Jean-Baptiste chimes in live from UCLG World Congress in Daejeon, South Korea on the importance of the role of intermediary cities. And lastly, we hear from Rachel at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she shares with us some key research priorities identified by cities at the research roundtable. You don’t want to miss it!