Solved by David Miller: How The World's Great Cities are Fixing the Climate Crisis

When and Where

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Speakers

David Miller, Author and Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Soukayna Remmal, Recent Graduate Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and School of Cities Fellow
Matti Siemiatycki, Interim Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto
Introductory Remarks: Teresa Kramarz, Co-Director, Environmental Governance Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Description

In his recently published book, Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate CrisisDavid Miller argues that cities are taking action on climate change because they can – and because they must. Taking cues from progressive cities around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Oslo, Shenzhen, and Sydney, this book is a summons to every city to make small but significant changes that can drastically reduce our carbon footprint.

Join the School of Cities and the Environmental Governance Lab for a conversation with David Miller about what can be done – now, today – to mitigate our harmful emissions and pave the way to a 1.5-degree world. 

Order your copy of Solved: How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis shipped worldwide from the University of Toronto Bookstore

David Miller is the Director of International Diplomacy and Global Ambassador of Inclusive Climate Action at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he is responsible for supporting nearly 100 mayors of the world’s largest cities in their climate leadership and building a global movement for socially equitable action to mitigate climate change. During his two terms as Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010, the city became internationally known for its environmental initiatives, economic strength, and social integration. Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and professionally a lawyer. 

 

Speaker Bios

 

David Miller is the Director of International Diplomacy and Global Ambassador of Inclusive Climate Action at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he is responsible for supporting nearly 100 mayors of the world’s largest cities in their climate leadership and building a global movement for socially equitable action to mitigate climate change. During his two terms as Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010, the city became internationally known for its environmental initiatives, economic strength, and social integration. Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and professionally a lawyer. 

Soukayna Remmal is a recent graduate of the dual degree Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPP/MGA) at SciencesPo Paris and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She currently works as a research and communications associate at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD). She holds a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in African Studies from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. In pursuit of her degrees, she completed internships at a think tank, an embassy, and an international humanitarian organization. Her areas of interest are social policy, sustainable urbanization, and south-south cooperation. 

Matti Siemiatycki is the Interim Director of the School of Cities, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance. His research focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. His recent studies explore the value for money of delivering infrastructure mega-projects through public-private partnerships, the causes and cures for cost overruns on large infrastructure projects, the development of innovative mixed-use buildings, and the diversity gap in the infrastructure industry workforce. Professor Siemiatycki is a frequent media commentator on urban planning and infrastructure-related topics and served on the board of directors of the public agency Waterfront Toronto.

Teresa Kramarz is the Director of Munk One, a program for first-year undergraduate students at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab alongside Matthew Hoffmann and Steven Bernstein. An expert on international organizations and global governance, with emphasis on global environmental politics, her work has examined the impact of the World Bank’s public-private partnerships on democracy, innovation, and financially sustainable conservation governance, the legitimacy of the World Bank as a global knowledge actor, and the local/global relationship in the provision of global public goods.  Dr. Kramarz has extensive experience in her field having worked for almost ten years with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and the Canadian International Development Agency on sustainable development programs, institutional analysis and capacity building for the biodiversity, climate change and decertification conventions.