Carbon Neutral Climate Dialogue

October 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum

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That will never work in our city !?
Climate Justice
Carbon Neutral
Climate Positive
Net Zero Energy

These topics and more will be explored with sustainability experts from the European Union.

Reception with refreshments begins at 6:30pm. The program will open at 7pm with a welcome from City of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, followed by presentations from distinguished guests, and discussion. Free and open to the public.

Nina Sankovic, Head of PR, Voka Snaga, delved into Slovenia’s leading position in the development and deployment of circular economy system solutions. This was best exemplified the Ljubljana Regional Waste Management Centre (RCERO Ljubljana) – the biggest environmental project in Slovenia and the most modern facility for waste treatment in Europe.

Justyna Król is an expert in social innovation and urban development and the founder and CEO of Urban Workshop (Black Elephant), a Polish social enterprise specialising in sustainable urban development and future studies for cities. Its flagship project Miasta2050 (Cities 2050) won Justyna the Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Community Special Award 2018. Justyna is also a speaker and a writer. She is currently working on a book exploring trends and processes that will affect our cities by 2050.

Niko Korpar is a Project Manager at Circular Change from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Niko previously worked at the Ecological Engineering Institute and the Dutch circular economy consultancy Metabolic and has a Masters Degree from the University of Vienna in Socio/Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP).

Grzegorz Gądek is the founder of skwer. He has 20+ years’ experience in digital products, since 2010 working on sustainable urban development through climate-positive spaces allowing multiple forms of physical activity. US Department of State & German Marshall Fund Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative 2018 Fellow.

POCACITO (Post-Carbon-Cities of Tomorrow) is an initiative of Ecologic Institute, non-profit center for transatlantic sustainability and environmental progress based in Washington, DC, funded in large part by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States’ Getting to Know Europe program that invites innovators and experts from European cities to engage in interactive workshops and discussions with select US cities to promote local action in the areas of urban sustainability and the circular economy, underscoring the potential of transatlantic and international collaboration and highlighting the global impacts of local action.

Nearby, free parking is available after 5pm in the East End Garage, just west of Skinker. MetroLink: Skiner Station. For more information, contact Brendan O’Donnell at

Hosted by the City of St. Louis Office of Sustainability, Washington University and the POCACITO project.