This session focuses on how to address resilient development, considering how to deal with financial and capacity issues, and tackle knowledge gaps to define and implement a sustainable, resilient and just socio-economic, and environmental recovery – a green recovery. The focus is on exploring the expertise needed, identifying good practice and the evolving support offer available to local governments.
An urban resilient world is a place where people and nature coexist – not just to survive natural disasters and climate shocks and stresses, but also to thrive in spite of these.
ICLEI, with its partners, offer support to guide and accompany local leaders and technical teams on this journey – among others including ICLEI’s Resilience Cycle Methodology, the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Roadmaps, the UrbanShift Program addressing integrated approaches to urban development, and the Urban Infrastructure Insurance Facility (UIIF) in Latin America – to mention but a few.
- Kunal Khemnar, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Pune, India
- Modupe Williams, Urban Planning and Mobility Lead, Freetown City Council, Sierra Leone
- Juan Ignacio Salari, Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Public Space and Urban Hygiene, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Simon Chrisander, Vice Mayor, City of Malmö, Sweden
- Aloke Barnwal, Senior Climate Change Specialist and Coordinator of Sustainable Cities Program, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- Sunandan Tiwari, Director of Global Implementation, ICLEI World Secretariat
13:45-13:50 CEST | Welcome remarks and introduction
13:50-14:25 CEST | Questions for speakers
- Question 1: How has maintaining the delivery of basic urban infrastructure services such as public transit, water supply, waste management etc. been affected by COVID-19?
- Question 2: What is the city’s resilience vision? What are the identified barriers in reaching this goal?
- Question 3: How is the city mitigating climate risks? What are some of the transferable lessons and enablers for urban resilience building?
- Question 4: What has the local government learned from the pandemic response to inform action in the future? And which opportunities do you see to accelerate your city path toward a resilient, climate neutral and sustainable future in Malmö’s recovery strategies?
14:25-14:30 CEST | Reflections by GEF technical expert
14:30-14:40 CEST | Q&A
14:40-14:45 CEST | Closing remarks
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