Please join us for the 29th Session of Cities on the Frontline, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network & the World Bank, which will focus on “Financing the Recovery”. We will be joined by Roland White, Global Lead for City Management, Finance and Governance, World Bank, Kamal Kishore, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure India, Priscilla Negreiros, Project Manager, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, and Michael Koupkas, Deputy Mayor of Finance & Chief Resilience Officer, City of Thessaloniki.
Regions and cities will be at the core of the €1.8 trillion #NextGenerationEU plan for a green, digital and resilient recovery. Its success will depend on each of the one million local administrators in Europe. This is their moment, their opportunity, and their responsibility.
The event will discuss the implications of the climate crisis on water utilities in cities around the world and how, drawing on the experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, utilities can strengthen their preparedness and adapt to the climate crisis using a WOPs approach. The event will also provide technical resources and offer opportunities for engaging with the GWOPA network, city and utility leaders and development partners, especially in the upcoming WOPs program supported by the European Commission.
One of the main activities of ISOCARP is the organisation of our annual World Planning Congress which focuses on a planning theme of foremost international interest. Attended by some 500-750 delegates, ISOCARP World Planning Congresses are small enough for a personal interchange of ideas on a given theme, yet big enough to encompass a broad professional and international range. The Congresses are open to ISOCARP Members (reduced congress fees), but our Society warmly welcomes non-members (individuals, parties or organisations). The Congress provides a platform for establishing professional as well as personal contacts with colleagues from all around the world.
This year’s event becomes Smart City Live, a forum to keep our community connected, despite the current restrictions due to COVID-19. A leadership program that gathers high-level professionals from cities and companies all around the world.
What can cities and national governments do to stop rising cases and ensure essential mobility services and livelihoods are not lost? The response to COVID-19 is a unique opportunity for African governments to promote walking and cycling not only as a quick fix but a strategic effort to build back better.
World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Under overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) helps cities in developing and emerging countries realize their climate ambitions, turning low-carbon, climate-resilient ideas into strategies and finance-ready projects.
On Tuesday, 6 October at 10AM EST (New York), UNDP will host a roundtable discussion on Transitioning out of Emergency Transfers: What's next for UBI? (Round Table 11) as part of the socialprotection.org's global e-conference.
Please join us for the 28th Session of Cities on the Frontline, jointly organized by Global Resilient Cities Network & the World Bank, which will focus on “Risk and Crisis Communication”. We will be joined by Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore and Nadine Burbar, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Head of Local Economic Development, Ramallah Municipality, Palestine.
Here are four issues at the center of the COVID crisis for which recovery strategies can address inequality, the economic crisis and climate change all at once. While these issues by no means reflect all of the ways in which responses to climate change and inequality intersect, they are central to the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare.
We are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the “Envisioning India" series, co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Institute for International Economic Policy. This is a platform for dialogue and debate. We invite you to engage with us in this series of important discussions.
The 2020 Human Capital Index includes health and education data covering 98 percent of the world’s population up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of people in 174 countries. The update also presents a decade-long view of the evolution of human capital outcomes from 2010 through 2020. Today, hard-won human capital gains in many countries are at risk.
14 September 2020 - Building an inclusive, green and resilient recovery is an urgent and shared global challenge. The COVID-19 crisis offers a unique opportunity to engage people in thinking about what kind of growth we want, and the importance of making human, societal and planetary well-being central to all our policies and institutions.
14 September 2020 - The global pandemic of COVID-19 has transformed the landscape for 2020 and beyond with drastic impacts on public health and the global economy. For many it has given pause for thought and provided a new perspective on how to tackle the other global crisis, climate change. The Center on Global Energy Policy will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the road to a cleaner system and brighter economic future.
14 September 2020 - Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a candid and far-reaching panel discussion on green recovery from COVID-19, which will explore various governments’ approaches to creating jobs and cutting emissions through such elements as clean energy transition funds, carbon taxes and green infrastructure.
10 September 2020 - The event will tap into BCtA’s member network of inclusive business trailblazers to highlight real-world examples of business models that address both immediate pandemic-related concerns and contribute to longer-term sustainable development and recovery. It will convene governments and multilateral organizations for strategic discussions on charting the new frontier of business and sustainable development and uncover promising new alliances across diverse sectors to spur fresh, future-proof development solutions and spark inclusive innovation.
10 September 2020 - The event is focused on "Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet." UNDP has much to add to this discussion as we are working with partners on the long-term, green recovery.