Green, Smart, and Resilient: The Future of Cities

Hosted by Climate Investment Funds

Thursday, 19 November
13:00 GMT

According to IFC, emerging market cities have the potential to attract more than $29.4 trillion in cumulative climate-related investments by 2030. However, a lack of financial and technical resources, exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, could prevent cities from capturing these opportunities and set a course toward a low-carbon and resilient future. There is currently a window of opportunity to invest in climate-smart cities and avoid carbon and climate-vulnerability lock-in, especially in small to medium size cities in developing countries where urban form and urban infrastructure is expanding and changing rapidly.

CPI Global Managing Director, Dr. Barbara Buchner, will participate in this event that will discuss:

  • What do long-term ambition and key trends look like?
  • What are the 3-5 countries and areas that can have major impact on delivering the ambition?
  • What are the key upstream gaps prohibiting countries in delivering on national/ regional goals?
  • What could be the potential impact (jobs, innovation, investment) on the sector once these gaps have been addressed?