The world’s city builders are about to undertake the most ambitious and important task ever faced by humanity: building sustainable cities for some seven billion residents by 2050. The foundation for these sustainable cities has to be laid today.
It is clear that cities have not lived up to their potential as innovation escalators, poverty alleviators, knowledge centers, and more importantly, climate change fighters. If these are left unaddressed, cities will become part of the problem rather than the solution. Business as usual is not an option.
Key questions to be discussed:
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C-40 (TBC)
Jairo Jorge, Mayor of Canoas, Brazil
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar, Senegal
Mauricio Esteban Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito (TBC)
Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City (TBC)
Moderator: Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, World Bank Senior Director of Urban, Rural and Social Development
Opening remarks: Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Closing remarks: Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
October 20, 2016 - October 20, 2016
MR 8, Habitat III Conference Center
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