Advocacy on Climate Action
In 2019, Ramboll was a strong advocate for solutions to climate change and sustainable cities. This premiered at the New York Climate Week, which ran in parallel with the annual UN General Assembly and brought together global leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase global climate action and solutions to sustainable cities.
We then participated in the annual Nordic Edge Conference in Norway, which brings together city representatives from across Europe and the world on the common theme of Smart Urban development, and the benefits this brings to people living in cities. In partnership with Nordic Edge and Aarhus University, Ramboll contributed with a white paper that analysed how citizens in the largest cities across four Nordic countries experience smart city solutions.
Ramboll is also appointed as Smart City Knowledge Partner to the Indian Smart City Mission. The assignment is part of the Danish Foreign Ministry’s Urban programme in India.
At the C40 Mayors Summit in Copenhagen – a global coalition of leading cities, businesses and citizens that meet to advance climate action – experts from Ramboll facilitated dialogues at more than 10 masterclasses, round-tables and other events within themes such as the green transition, urban heat, mobility, flood protection and urban development. As part of our partnership with C40, Ramboll conducted a study on citizens’ climate action readiness in three C40 cities. At the Summit, Ramboll presented the results from the study in Copenhagen that investigated citizens’ roles regarding climate action, their climate action readiness as well as drivers and barriers for behavioural change. The C40 Summit partnership was a global initiative built upon joint efforts across Ramboll and the Ramboll Foundation.