Matjaz Rakovec

Mayor | City of Kranj Kranj, Slovenia
Matjaz Rakovec

Biography

Matjaž Rakovec, Mayor of Kranj, Slovenia, was elected mayor for the second term in December 2022. Under his leadership Kranj was named the best e-mobility city municipality (2021) in Slovenia, selected into the EU mission of 100 climate-neutral and smart European cities by 2030 and received European Destination of Excellence 2023 award.

Sessions

16:35h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Creating Irresistible Climate-Neutral Cities

Birgit Vandevelde
Birgit Vandevelde VITO / Smart Cities Marketplace Project Coordinator Chair
Anne Weidenbach
Anne Weidenbach European Commission Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson Speaker
Matjaz Rakovec
Matjaz Rakovec City of Kranj Mayor Speaker
Valentina Cabal Jaramillo
Valentina Cabal Jaramillo GNE Finance EU Advisory Director Speaker
Kimmo Viljamaa
Kimmo Viljamaa City of Vantaa Economic Development Director Speaker
Joost Beunderman
Joost Beunderman Dark Matter Laboratories Director Speaker
Ondřej Rys
Ondřej Rys City of Kladno Councillor Speaker

08-11-2023 16:35 08-11-2023 17:35 Europe/Madrid Creating Irresistible Climate-Neutral Cities

Cities have a strategic advantage for improving quality of life. They contribute 70%+ of global CO2 emissions, house 75% of EU residents, and drive economic activity, knowledge, innovation, and technology. Despite facing barriers, cities lead in climate action. This session focuses on overcoming obstacles and establishing a European movement for sustainable urban solutions. It discusses cross-cutting approaches making climate neutrality irresistible for all stakeholders and unlocking benefits and accessibility.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
Wed 8 16:35h - 17:35h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass

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