Join us at the Eleventh World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland from the 26th to 30th of June
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanisation. Established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
Representatives of national, regional and local governments, academics, business people, community leaders, urban planners and civil society representatives will be among the thousands of people are expected to attend WUF11 which is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, the Municipal Office of Katowice.
Under the theme “Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future”, the WUF aims to present existing and future urban trends, challenges and opportunities. At this occasion, CEMR is organising three sessions, including one about the RFSC. Should you be interested, registration is still possible until June 22 here.
About CEMR’s sessions at the WUF11:
09:00 – 10:30: “Designing integrated urban strategies and localising the SDGs: experiences from cities using the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities tool”.
Discover and learn how the RFSC helps cities in designing, implementing and monitoring integrated sustainable urban development strategies and/or projects.
15:45 – 17:15: “Inclusive cities in times of crisis”.
This session will address key questions such as the way cities and regions compromise between long term objectives (carbon neutrality, achievements of SDGs) and social cost of such measures, and how to dialogue between different tiers of governance.
14:30 – 16:00: Networking event on “Shaping green, resilient and sustainable urban areas in Europe by 2030”.
This session will look at the necessary actions and relevant level of actions to achieve net-zero emission urban areas, possibilities for municipalities and regions to finance their green and just transition, and existing initiatives in Europe, amongst others.
The WUF11 will be a great opportunity to meet in person, as members of CEMR’s secretariat will be present during the event, along with a delegation of European elected representatives.