Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate (RCN | World Bank - Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series #06)

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 - 09:00
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Monday, 5 April, 2021

Resilient Cities Network | World Bank - Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series #06 Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate​
Thursday, 08 April 2021 - 09.00 AM EST / 2:00 pm CET / 09.00 PM SIN/KUL 

Most of the world's GHG emissions are produced in cities, however, it is through city leadership that real achievements can be made toward low carbon societies. Real estate and the built environment offer incredible promise for helping cities achieve net-zero emission targets; however, being able to innovate to better serve vulnerable populations, while also reducing emissions and advancing more sustainable development patterns is a complex challenge. How can cities decarbonize the built environment in a just way? What type of partnership and innovation between cities and the real estate sector are needed help cities to meet these ambitions?

In this session, the Reall Climate Lead, Tom Woodward, will share about challenges and opportunities to advancing both commercially and environmentally viable real estate. We will also be joined by Wendy Haryanto, Executive Director of Jakarta Property Institute, who will share about Jakarta's housing challenges and how partners are working to meet basic needs while at the same time ensuring green investment and green buildings.

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Cities on the Frontline is a virtual thought leadership speaker series. The series, which began in 2020 co-organized by the Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, provides city practitioners and the industries and residents that they support, an understanding and means for responding to the pandemic and associated stresses, as well as solutions for planning towards a more resilient recovery.

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Resilient Cities Network is the world’s leading organization working in urban resilience. Present in more than 90 cities, 40 countries, and 6 continents, R-Cities is a global city-led nonprofit organization that brings together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable future for all.