UCCRN Presents to State Department Delegates
Between 27-31 January, 19 delegates — from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Russia and Vietnam — visited the U.S. as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This project, titled “Our Planet – Urban Sustainability: Resilient Cities”, aimed to share efforts and initiatives in sustainable practices to fight climate change.
As part of this program, the UCCRN International Program Manager, Somayya Ali Ibrahim, hosted a session for the delegates on the role of cities in climate change. The session, hosted at the Columbia University Alumni Center, comprised a series of talks given by Somayya and colleagues Daniel Bader and Danielle Peters, researchers at the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, and the New York City Panel on Climate Change. This was followed by a lively discussion.