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GLOBE 2014

Climate Action: Delay is not an Option

The impacts of global warming and the consequences of failing to adapt to these realities are well documented. But many governments and businesses are still slow to act. Some of the world’s top experts on climate change will lay it on the line. Act now or pay the price tomorrow....
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

SPARK Talks: Food Systems

The rise of megacities gives rise to mega-challenges in feeding urban residents. Rising transportation costs, increasing densification, limited access to croplands, and shifting preferences for locally produced food are all changing how cities feed themselves. Hear from thought...
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

Food and Water Security in a Changing World

New research has shown that global warming will significantly impact our capacity to grow food and our ability to provide secure access to clean water, the two basics of survival for any society. Changing climate conditions will not only impact businesses dependent on...

Resilient Cities Don’t Just Happen: Embracing Global Best Practices

Many cities are making unprecedented investments in sustainability, but lingering challenges remain about measuring and reporting on their success. Hear from city leaders that have developed solid performance indicators to measure urban sustainability and to make their cities...

The Infrastructure Deficit: A Problem or an Opportunity?

The costs to replace or revitalize infrastructure is beyond the capacity of many cash-strapped cities. But new investment models could turn the infrastructure deficit into opportunities to create healthier, more climate resilient cities. This session will explore cutting edge...