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As part of the OECD Programme on A Territorial Approach to the SDGs, the event will discuss the role of metropolitan governance for achieving the SDGs and the relevance of evidence-based policy and monitoring of the SDGs at that scale. It will showcase multi-stakeholder initiatives in Rhine-Neckar, in particular on the climate agenda.

Metropolitan regions for a sustainable future
A discussion with the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region (Germany)
26 January 2022 I 16:00-17:30 (CET)
On-line event

Moderator: Kirsten Korte, Managing Director, Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V.

Opening & welcoming remarks

  • Stefan Dallinger, Chairman of the Rhine-Neckar Regional Association
  • Peter Kurz, Mayor of the City of Mannheim
  • Aziza Akhmouch, Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division; Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities; OECD
    Presentation of the OECD programme on A Territorial Approach to the SDGs
  • Lorenz Gross, Junior Economist; Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division; Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

Insights from Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region stakeholders
Topic 1: The importance of metropolitan and multi-level governance

  • Kristine Clev, European Affairs Manager, Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
    Topic 2: Evidence-based Policy: The importance of monitoring sustainability objectives
  • Sebastian Ohlmeyer, Senior Project Manager, Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW)
    Topic 3: From experience to co-creation: Rhine-Neckar’s best-practice example “Climate Arena“
  • Bernd Welz, Chairman of the Board, Klimastiftung für Bürger
    Discussion with Rhine-Neckar & OECD representatives

Moderator: Stefano Marta, Coordinator, A Territorial Approach to the SDGs; Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division; Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

Q&A with the audience

Closing remarks