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Cities Deliver Sustainable Development: Global Urban Leaders Endorse and Operationalize the SDGs

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Join us at The New School to engage with world-leading Mayors and local government representatives as they pledge their support for the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their cities and commit to implementing the new urban agenda between now and 2030.

We welcome you to join California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., as he welcomes new global signatories to the Under 2 MOU, a Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding at The New School, home to progressive climate solutions. This event, taking place in the same location, will start at 6:00 p.m. (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.,) finishing promptly at 6.30 p.m., in advance of the Cities Driving Sustainable Development Event.

Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN), will host this event in partnership with the Campaign for Urban SDG, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School. 

At this event, global urban leaders will offer a roadmap from New York’s UN SDGs to Paris’ climate summit at COP21 (December 2015), with implications for the new urban agenda to be adopted at Habitat III in Quito (October 2016).

Speakers include:

●     Edmund Gerald Brown Jr., Governor of California, USA

●     Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa

●     Marcio Araújo de Lacerda, Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

●     Angela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica

●     Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs of Copenhagen, Denmark

●     Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen, China (TBC)

●     Iliza Saaduddin Djamal, Mayor of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

●     Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

●     Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar, Senegal

David Van Zandt, President of The New School, will inaugurate and welcome you to this historic event, led by Shagun Mehrotra (The New School), and Jessica Espey (SDSN).

At this historic free event, space is limited.  Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. 

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