Part 1 will comprise an opening ceremony, to be followed by a plenary presentation and panel discussion that will set the scene for thinking and the actions around financing urban resilience considering the global and national climate goals. The discussion will likewise tackle the importance of green recovery considerations given impacts of the COVID-19 crisis to the country’s economy and the prospects of using urban planning and design in achieving sustainable and resilient cities in the future.
It is evident that, while against a backdrop of the pandemic response, our cities need to take stock of the city-level climate investment opportunities at hand. In this session we will uncover the current support landscape relating to local climate-smart solutions investments. Our speaker will present the opportunities and challenges in making finance flow and how national and local authorities together with other stakeholders can bridge the climate finance gap.
Given the impact of the COVID-19 crisis to the country’s economy, what are the possible climate adaptation strategies to help us achieve more resilient cities? In this session, we will analyse the available financing mechanisms and instruments and funding sources that cities can utilize, avenues for collaboration, as well as promising and innovative models in order to foster more climate-smart investments.
Part 1 of the Urban Resilience Investment Forum 2020: Financing Urban Resilience in Cities, 30 October 2020