Climate Governance in Metropolitan Medellín

Carlos Cadena-Gaitan,

Governance challenges permeate the timely reaction to risks derived from the climate crisis. Altough theory posits that mitigation and adaptation actions are needed to face those risks, disruptions generated by ineffective governance variables in metropolitan areas are common. This on-going project aims at designing a better climate governance scheme for the metropolitan area in Medellín (Colombia), which could serve as benchmark for similar urban aglomerations in the Global South.

Speaker: Dr. Carlos Cadena-Gaitan. A multi-award winning sustainability expert, former Transport Commissioner of Medellín, Colombia; full-member of the State of Antioquia Scientific Committee for the Climate Crisis; former consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and UN-Habitat; Ph.D. alumnus of UNU-MERIT and program alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School; regular media contributor in national press and TV on climate governance, transport and innovation. An assistant professor, NGO founder and proven fundraiser with partners at Oxford University among others; passionate about cycling, theatre, yoga, and achieving real-world impact through world-class research.Carlos currently serves as director of two major research projects: the GIZ-funded National Active Transport Strategy for Colombia, and the Metropolitan Climate Governance scheme for Medellín


Venue: Room 0.18 & Zoom

Date: 17 November 2021

Time: 13:30 - 14:30  CEST