Event

Transforming Cities for People and Planet through Integrated Urban Development: Launch of Urban Shift

21 September 2021

Abstract

Funded by the GEF, led by UNEP, and implemented in partnership with WRI, C40 Cities, ICLEI, UNDP, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank, UrbanShift is a global initiative working to transform cities through sustainable, integrated approaches to urban development. It engages with more than 20 cities across Asia, Africa and Latin America, bringing together local and international stakeholders to build an urban future where both people and planet can thrive. 

At this event, we’ll hear from the leaders of UrbanShift’s partner organizations on how integrated development strategies can help shape green, resilient and equitable cities. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO, GEF
  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP
  • Aniruddha Dasgupta, President and CEO, WRI
  • Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities
  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI
  • Yvonne Denise Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Walter Vuoto, Mayor of Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
  • Claire O’Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, WBCSD
Weblink https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HyXC-xnfTUCzPySupCLWLg

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