July 18   Le Corbusier   15:45 - 16:45   |   Stability

Eco-Ambitions. Best Practices for Transitioning to Zero Emissions City

Sustainable development is becoming a new dogma in the developed as well as in the developing world. Many global megacities have already embarked on policies that cut down greenhouse emissions and champion smart energy generation, energy efficiency, waste processing and recycling, and green transportation. For these policies to work, they must be endorsed by local administrations through introducing local eco standards and guidelines and creating the check and balances system to enforce environmentally conscious mindset and behaviour. 

  • What practices of transitioning to zero emissions economy are available for Moscow and other megacities? 
  • How long does it take for the green mindset to take root? 
  • What stimuli are most effective for the growth of green businesses in the cities?


Angelina Davydova
Director, Environmental Information Bureau


Anton Kulbachevsky
Minister of Moscow Government
Evgeny Gasho
Expert, Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation
Tadashi Matsumoto
Coordinator, National Urban Policy Programme, Climate Change and Green Growth
David Miller
Director, C40 Climate Leadership Group
Salvador Rueda
Director, Barcelona Agency of Urban Ecology
George Ferguson
Fellow, University of Bristol - Cabot Institute
Felipe Calderón
Ex-President of Mexico

First Row Experts

Dmitry Lukin
Senior Manager, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Services Group, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Igor Morzharetto
Member of the Public Council, Federal Road Agency, Ministry of Transport of the RF