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Day Time Venue Urban Environmental Accords Summit, in Collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme
July 12
8:30 a.m. -
9:30 a.m.
Regency Center West - Main Plenary Room
Opening Session of Sister Cities International Conference (with UEA)
- The Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio
- The Honorable Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development & Former Mayor of San Antonio
- The Honorable Kang Un-Tae, Mayor of Gwangju, South Korea
- Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, United Nations Environmental Programme
- The Honorable Seishi Kohyama, Mayor of Kumamoto, Japan
9:30 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
UEA Session Part I - Introductory Session
- (Moderator: Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, United Nations Environment Programme)
- Opening Announcement
- Video Clips Bexar County
- Congratulatory or welcome Remark: San Antonio Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson
- Welcome and Greetings from Servidyne, Rick Paternostro, President
- Progress Report on Previous Activities of UEA Secretariat: Kwi-Gon Kim, Secretary General
- Keynote Speech 1: Melanie Nutter, Director, Dept. of Environment, San Francisco, USA
10:15 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. -
11:30 p.m.
UEA Session Part II - Thematic Presentation
- (Moderator: Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, United Nations Environment Programme)
- UEA: Kwi-Gon Kim, Secretary Genereal
- UNEP : Soraya Smaoun
- World Bank : Monali Ranade
12:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch keynote organized by Sister Cities International
- David Houle, Author/Futurist "Entering the Shift Age"
1:15 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
Best Practices of A Sustainable City Regency Center West/Executive Meeting in Rio Grande West
Best Practices of Sustainable City : Water & Energy
- Moderator: Les Shepard, Ph.D, University of Texas
- Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute
Part I : Water
- Iloilo(Philippines) : Water develpment
- Karen Guz(San Antonio) : San Antonio Water System
Part II : Energy
- Angela Rodriguez(CPS Energy) : San Antonio's New Energy Economy
- Sang Kap Kim(UEA Secretariat) : Gwangju's LED Industry
UEA Executive Committee Meeting
- Gwangju(Korea) / San Antonio(USA) / San Francisco(USA) / Cape Town(South Africa) / Sinaia(Romania) / Nioro du Rip(Senegal) / Delhi(India) / Baghdad(Iraq) / Iloilo(Philippines) / UNEP
3:00 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
  Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.
Member City Meeting Regency Center West / UEA Strategies Session in Rio Grande East -
UEA Session : Member City Meeting
- Moderator: Melanie Nutter, San Francisco
- Presentations: presentations on creating low-carbon green cities by cities: Gwangju(Korea), Melaka(Malaysia), Saha-gu Busan(Korea), Bamenda(Cameroon), San Francisco(USA), Iloilo(Philippines), Gwang-yang(Korea), San Antonio(USA)
"Strategies for Success in Meeting the UEA Commitment"
- Moderator: Scott Storment, Executive
- Director, Mission Verde Alliance Presentors: Servidyne, Staples and NAD Bank
5:30 p.m. -
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m. -
6:30 p.m.
Regency Center West - Main Plenary Room
UEA Session: Closing
- Moderator: Clint Mckenzie, Office of Sustainability, San Antonio
- Summary Report on the Summit: Kwi-Gon Kim, Secretary General, UEA
- Resolution of Agenda : Un-Tae Kang, Mayor of Gwangju, Korea
- San Antonio Declaration: Mary Hammer, Director of Office of Sustainability, San Antonio (Reading on Mayor Castro's behalf)
- Closing Remarks: Mayor Kang, Co-Executive Commissioner, UEA
- Annoucement of the next UEA Summit - Iloilo City of Philippines : by Mayor Kang
- Message from the next host Summit nominee (Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Iloilo)
- Closing Ceremony concluded
7:00 p.m. -
9:00 p.m.
Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA, Hemisfair Park Mayor's Reception hosted by Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro
for all delegates of Sister Cities International including UEA