You’re invited to a one day symposium during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 13, focused on the next wave of approaches for designing and modelling low carbon/decarbonisation pathways for cities. The symposium is targeted to practitioners, policy-makers, city staff and academics who are actively involved in modelling or pathway design.  


To take stock of the current state of practice and to develop an agenda for the next wave of city energy and emissions modelling.

An open invitation to present or participate:

The symposium is limited to 80 people and will include leading thinkers/practitioners on low carbon/decarbonisation pathways.

  1. Submit a proposal to present.
  2. Apply to attend as a participant.


Presentations should address the themes of the role of land-use, decarbonisation as economic development, data considerations, modelling approaches, case studies, equity and co-benefits. Presentations should be detail-oriented. Proposals for presentations should be submitted by August 20 at 4 pm PST. The team will confirm the presentations and agenda three days following that date.

About us:

SSG has led the development of low carbon pathways for more than 50 cities and over the past three years has developed a systems dynamics model to evaluate city-scale energy and emissions pathways with our partner whatIf? Technologies.

Further information:

Contact Lauren Malo: lauren [at]