New Year’s Resolution? For universities and cities to work together for Climate Neutrality. That was the call to action at UPM’s session on the subject held December 1, 2020.
Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community – the so-called ‘Climate KIC’ sponsored by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, moderated the dialogue with our expert panelists and audience.
The seminar sought to inspire collaboration between cities and universities in order to foster climate neutrality and highlighted the experiences of two cities in Europe and one in the United States of America.
Dunlop talked about their work to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy and climate resilient society. Driven by a belief that a decarbonized, sustainable economy is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, and also presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society, Kirsten explained how the Climate KIC helps identify and support innovation to support society mitigate and adapt to climate change.