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POLIS Leadership Summit

8th June 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Transforming urban mobility will be critical to achieve ambitious climate targets. Cities and regions have a key role to play – this is the time for brave leadership and decisive action, at both local and global levels.

POLIS and the City of Glasgow (POLIS member and host of COP26) will hold a Leadership Summit to discuss the road ahead and set a clear message for COP27 later this year.

This high-level dialogue will convene political leaders and leading practitioners from EU and British local and regional authorities, top experts from research and industry, high-level representatives from national governments, and key stakeholders involved in global climate processes.

Speakers include Werner Schmidt from the European Investment Bank and Wiebke Pankauke from the European Commission.

We also hear from West Midlands’ Cycling Mayor, Adam Tranter and David Dessers, Leuven’s Deputy Mayor for Mobility, as well as Xavier Brice, CEO of SUSTRANS and Michael Aherne, Head of Transport Development Division at  National Transport Authority Ireland.

We address key action areas from recovery and resilience, to inclusion and a just transition, to the role of innovation, financing, and cooperation across different levels of government.

This event will be complemented by a specialised workshop, ‘Research for Action’, which will explore the current R&I landscape.


8th June 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Glasgow City Chambers