ACCC will bring science-based solutions to COP26

ACCC researchers at INAR (University of Helsinki) have co-organised a panel discussion together with City of Lahti (European Green Capital 2021) and Kuntaliitto (Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities) , hosted by the Nordic Council of Minister’s Nordic Pavilion at COP26, Glasgow.

INAR Assoc. Professor Leena Järvi will join the panel to discuss with the Mayors of the Nordic cities of Lahti, Stockholm and Oslo on “Networks for co-creating and constructing carbon-smart and resilient cities”. She will additionally give a 10-min keynote to lead the discussion on “Carbon-smart urban green infrastructure“.

Please find the detailed programme below.

The panel discussion will be live-streamed.

Date: 03.November, 11:00-12:30 (Glasgow time)

Venue: Nordic Pavilion (Blue Zone), Glasgow, UK. Live-stream:


03.November, 11:00-12:30 (Glasgow time)

11:00 Opening

11:05 Keynote

Carbon-smart urban green infrastructure

Assoc. Prof. Leena Järvi, University of Helsinki

11:12 Panel discussion, Part 1


  • Assoc. Prof. Leena Järvi, University of Helsinki
  • Mayor Pekka Timonen, City of Lahti
  • Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen, City of Oslo
  • Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr, City of Stockholm

11:37 Keynote (remote)

Expert insight: Policy recommendation from the project “Leadership and governance for the Nordic green city of the future” Ulrika Åkerlund, Nordic Council of Minister’s working group for Sustainable cities, and Dr Cecil Konijnendijk, Nature Based Solutions Institute.

11:47 Panel discussion, Part 2

12:00 Keynote (remote):

Expert Insights: business-cities collaborations and ‘carbon handprint’

CEO Jouni Keronen, Climate Leadership Coalition

12:10 Panel discussion, Part 3

12:30 end