The 15th World Low Carbon City Development Forum – “AI & Sustainability: Green Economy”

World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) is partnering with IBM and Tsinghua University for its 15th World Low Carbon City Development Forum – “AI & Sustainability: Green Economy”, taking place in Toronto, Ontario on Friday October 5th, 2018. At this event, Jonathan Cocker will be co-presenting on a panel entitled “City Development: PPP Collaboration and Sustainability,” alongside Yu “Sam” Sun (Deputy-President, Asian Development and Investment Bank), Haitao Li (Group Deputy President, China Science & Merchant Capital Management Group), and Jean-Francois Barsoum (Senior Managing Consultant, Smart Cities, Water and Transpiration). The panel will be moderated by Professor Ying Kong (Chairman of the WALCC and Director, PPP Centre at Tsinghua University).

The event’s three key focuses are the development of low carbon cities with advanced analytics and other technologies, new opportunities for Canadian companies in China, and the role of talent and entrepreneurs in the smart city era. The delegates from China will include senior leaders from Tsinghua University, Tencent Technologies, and leading Cleantech companies as well as institutional investors. Sponsors for the event include Global Affairs Canada – Trade Commissioner Service, Tsinghua University, IBM, CIGI, Fundicia, Enesoon, and IG Liaison.


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Jonathan D. Cocker heads the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of firm Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environment, health and safety matters, including product content, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, extended producer responsibilities and contaminated lands matters. He appears before both EHS tribunals and civil courts across Canada. Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on EHS matters, an active participant on EHS issues in a number of national and international industry associations and the recent author of the first edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada chapter) and the upcoming Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Chemicals chapter).