On September 4-5, 2019 III Climate Forum of Cities took place in the Zaryadye Park in the city of Moscow. Within the frameworks of the forum experts in the fields of climate, digital technologies, architecture, business and healthcare from 20 countries discussed the latest trends in the development of megacities.
Amongst the participants were Petr Biryukov, Vice-Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Public Utilities, Dr.Piroska Östlin, Acting World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe, Stelios Diakoulakis, C40 Deputy Regional Director for Europe, Ilaria Caprioglio, Mayor of Savona, etc.
The main issues discussed at the forum were how urban development affects the environment and how climate change affects lives of large cities. Global warming affects not only the water level in the oceans, but also the daily life of megacities causing frequent hurricanes and heavy rains.
The goal of the annual forum is to combine the efforts of governments, business and society in order to create effective climate strategies in different sectors of the cities’ lives.