Online Event Invitation: How Integrated Planning Approaches Can Help Build Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure in a post-COVID-19 World
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How Integrated Planning Approaches Can Help Build Sustainable &
Resilient Infrastructure in a post COVID-19 World
24 November 2020
16:00 – 17:30 CEST
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- Apoorva Bajpai, Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience Analyst, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
- Ryan Bartlett, Director of Climate Risk Management & Resilience, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
- Peter Head, Chair and Founder, Resilience Brokers
- Özlem Taskin, Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- Fabian M. Felix, Civil Engineer, National Integrated Planning and Programme Unit (NIPP), St. Lucia
- Department for Investment Planning, Ministry of Public Works, Chile
Sustainable infrastructure is recognized as key to achieving the Global Goals. Yet, the outbreak of COVID-19 exposed major weaknesses in our infrastructure systems: a lack of basic health and sanitation facilities, inadequate energy networks and insufficient digital infrastructure still affect billions of people and their ability to cope with current health, social and economic crises. What is more: Already pre-COVID-19, converging challenges in climate change, biodiversity loss, and socioeconomic inequality demonstrated the need for a paradigm shift towards more holistic, inclusive and green approaches to infrastructure development.
Integrated upstream planning approaches built on sophisticated data modelling tools can increase social-ecological resilience and play a crucial role in strengthening sustainability of infrastructures around the world. Recent analyses have shown such planning efforts to cut investment needs to meet the infrastructure-related SDGs and avoid worst case future climate change and pandemic scenarios in developing countries by as much as 40%. This can prove key to mobilize much-needed private capital to fill the infrastructure investment gap. Today, economic response measures in the wake of COVID-19 offer a unique opportunity to capitalise on the potential of systems integration in upstream planning, and to leapfrog towards increased sustainability and resilience along the whole infrastructure life cycle.
Organized by The Solutions Lab – Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure, this online event serves to share and discuss:
- The importance of integrated upstream infrastructure planning and its link to sustainable development;
- Integrated upstream infrastructure planning processes at various levels (municipal, regional & national);
- The practical application of rapidly evolving methods, tools and approaches, including funding and good practice examples.
The online event will include an interactive Q&A session to promote exchange among participants and to allow for a discussion on challenges and opportunities to integrated upstream planning for sustainable infrastructure.
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