The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rethinking of urban design and transport, while recovery and stimulus measures put in place by governments represent an opportunity to turn such discussions into action by building back better for a green recovery.
Cities are engines of growth and home to more than half of OECD citizens but are often characterised by unhealthy levels of pollution. Mobility of people and transport of goods have contributed to prosperity, poverty reduction and stability but will account for a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2021 Green Growth and Sustainable (GGSD) Forum will focus on COVID-19 recovery measures and their role in greening the built environment and the transport sector. It will discuss how different countries are making use of recovery measures to also address the global goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century and other environmental objectives. The Forum will also address how to better design cities as well as mobility of people and goods for a greener and more resilient future.
- Session 1 – Urban transport and city design
- Session 2 – Rethinking sustainable tourism
- Session 3 – Energy efficiency and the built environment
- Session 4 – Greening medium and long-distance transport
- Session 5 – Tracking and analysing green recovery measures
Date & Place: 16-18 November | OECD Headquarters, Paris – Hybrid