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.


For further information, please contact Jonathan Cocker:

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Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation. Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at