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Integrated climate action webinar

Wednesday 19 November 17:00-18:00 CET

This webinar discussed strategies for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and explored potential synergies and barriers involved. Measures and solutions for simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts were also presented.

Lucas de Moncuit from ICLEI World Secretariat provided a brief introduction to the topic of integrated climate action, and discuss how the carbonn Climate Registry - the world's largest database on local and subnational climate action - can contribute to an integrated climate action approach. Download his presentation.

Francisco Bocanegra Polania from Bogotá Municipality, Colombia introduced Bogota's Humana Development Plan (2012-2016) which recognizes the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation as key priority, and elaborate on the different strategic areas that have been identified. Download his presentation.

Anna Mathewson and Carrie Baron from the City of Surrey, Canada then shared Surrey’s approach to integrated climate action. They will provide an overview of Surrey's Community Climate Action Strategy, which identifies synergies between adaptation and mitigation actions, and discussed measures being implemented in community energy, food and agriculture, biodiversity, flood management, and hazard avoidance. Download their presentation.

Speaker Biographies


Francisco Bocanegra Polania, Advisor, Environmental Control Division, Bogotá Municipality, Colombia

Francisco Bocanegra Polania is a forestry engineer and a specialist in natural resources management, as well as urban and regional planning. He is currently the advisor of the Environmental Control Division of the Secretary of Environment of Bogotá Municipality, and coordinates the Group for Climate Change Direction Control.


Anna Mathewson, Sustainability Manager, City of Surrey, Canada

 Anna has a Master’s degree in Resource Management from SFU with a focus on sustainable community development, and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP).  She worked for several years in the BC First Nations treaty process, including as senior advisor to the BC Treaty Commission monitoring the negotiation process and mediating disputes.  Since 2009, she has been the Manager of Sustainability for the City of Surrey, working within the Office of the City Manager, where her role is to be a catalyst for sustainability within the City corporately and the community more broadly.


Carrie Baron, Drainage & Environment Manager, City of Surrey, Canada

Carrie Baron is a civil engineer with over 29years of experience in the municipal, water resources and environmental engineering fields. She is the Drainage & Environment Manager for the City of Surrey whose responsibilities include: overseeing the function of the natural and manmade drainage systems; floodplain and dyke management plus environmental initiatives.  Currently she leads the City’s team investigating the potential effects of sea level rise, subsidence and changing rainfall patterns, development of mitigation plans and implementation of infrastructure upgrades.