Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity 2017 Keynote Speaker: Ronan Dantec

Mar 08, 2017 | Staff

Ronan-Dantec-200-234Senator for the Loire-Atlantique Region, France, and UCLG spokesperson for climate.

Elected to the French Senate for the Loire-Atlantique region in September 2011, Ronan Dantec is Vice President of the Sustainable Development and Land Planning Commission.

Furthermore, Ronan Dantec is the spokesman for the international organization ‘United Cities and Local Governments’ (UCLG) in the international negotiations on climate.

He was in charge of a parliamentary mission on the role of local and regional authorities in climate negotiations to prepare for the upcoming Paris Climat 2015 Summit, which was presented in September 2013.

He co-chaired the organization of the World Summit Climate and Territories, hosted by the Rhône-Alpes Region on 1st-2nd July 2015 in Lyon. He is chairing the organization of the Climate Chance Summit to be held next 26-28th September 2016 in Nantes.

Vice President of Nantes Metropole, in charge of the climate plan from 2001 to 2011, he actively supported the dossier « Nantes, 2013 Green Capital of Europe.

French Senator leading city and civil society action on global climate responses

In July 2017 Melbourne will host the Ecocity World World Summit, with a focus on Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations that highlights the need to deploy expert knowledge – academic, professional, civic – to make cities resilient in the face of rapid change. In the months leading up to the conference, we will be featuring all the inspiring keynote speakers that will participate alongside principal speaker Al Gore.