Announcing: GIB at the World Urban Forum

World Urban Forum

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and related policies.

It is a pleasure to announce that the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB) is going to be involved in several sessions. To date we can announce engagements in the following sessions:

  • “The Urban Dimension of Climate Change Action” by UN Habitat
  • “Accelerating investments in the urban transition through project preparation for local sustainable infrastructure” by CCFLA
  • “Get Projects Ready to Match Global Agenda Financing Criteria” by CDIA

More information regarding the sessions and an overview over further partner organisation’s sessions can be found below.

Sessions with GIB InvolvementThe Urban Dimension of Climate Change Action
by UN Habitat

February 9th, 14:30-17:30

The High-Level Roundtable aims to advance the debate on policies and actions needed to deepen the linkages between climate action and sustainable urban development. It will showcase the urban dimension in climate action, presenting relevant policies, strategies and tools as well as providing space for discussions on how best to scale up urban climate action.

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Training Event: Get Projects Ready to Match Global Agenda Financing Criteria
February 11th, 11:00-14:00

Presentation of a case study from Indonesian project development facitlity and financing insitution PTSMI and one from Philippine project development facility and public private partnerships institution PPPC. Both projects will then be analyzed by the SuRe® SmartScan and the particiapnts.

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Networking Event: Accelerating investments in urban transition through project preparation for local sustainable infrastructure
February 11th, 15:00-17:00

Joint session led by CCFLA with the support of FMDV, GIB, C40 Cities Financde Facility, AFD and CDIA.
Launching the Project Preparation Facilites Report and the Subnational Climate Finacne Fast Forward Initiative, that would aim at better addressing the knowledge gap on PPFs and proposing engineering and structuring of the field in order to support pipelines of fundable projects to arise, especially from low, and lower-middle income countries.

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Sessions from Partner Organisations

Breaking Through the Noise: How to Effectively Communicate the Impact of Resilience
by 100 Resilient Cities
February 8th, 09:00-11:00

Resilience as a concept can be difficult to convey, despite its power as a practice which can make a city stronger in both good times and bad. In this session, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss best practices for communicating resilience and lead a workshop to help attendees practice this important skill and connect participants with our Network mayors, resilience practitioners, and with members of the media who cover metropolitan issues for global and local outlets.

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Aligning Commitments and Expectations to achieve UN SDG’s and the New Urban Agenda
February 9th, 09:00-11:00

This networking event organized by FIDIC and its partners will seek to establish the basis for a framework for joint commitments by the built environment sector.
The goal in fostering the conditions needed to meet the New Urban Agenda and achieve the SDGs  is to adopt a joint action plan driven by commitments to address mutually recognised sustainability purposes through joint action in specific areas.

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100 Resilient Cities – Friends & Family Reception
by 100 Resilient Cities
February 10th, 19:00-21:00

Reception with 100RC President Michael Berkowitz, APAC Regional Director Lauren Sorkin, Global Head of Communications & Marketing Max Young, and Partners and friends