Green Cities Annual Conference 2022 - Make green a reality

  • 20 - 21 Oct 2022
  • Vienna, Austria and online
  • EBRD
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Resilient cities are better at handling natural and human-made disasters, absorbing the impact of economic, environmental and social hazards, and promoting well-being and inclusive and sustainable growth. 

From energy resilience to innovative technologies to sustainable infrastructure investments, the conference will explore how best to tackle urban challenges and secure a better, more sustainable and resilient future for cities and their residents.

With COP27 fast approaching, it is critical to explore how cities can lead the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy.

Held in person for the first time in two years (livestreaming also available), this year’s EBRD Green Cities Annual Conference will highlight the latest trends in financing green cities, focusing on the role cities and the private sector play in becoming energy resilient.

We will hear from mayors, government officials, private sector experts, urban, inclusion and climate specialists from Green Cities across the EBRD regions about their work in building strengthening and financing a resilient energy infrastructure.   

The EBRD Green Cities Annual Conference 2022 is supported by the Green Climate Fund and held in partnership with the City of Vienna. 

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The following panels will be livestreamed:

Strengthening energy resilience of cities

20 October- 09:15 London time/10:15 Vienna time

Ensuring energy supplies are secure and able to withstand disruptions is key to building economic resilience in cities and ensuring the wellbeing of citizens.    

As the energy landscape undergoes a radical transformation, through the impacts of war and disrupted supply chains, cities play a key role in setting policy, implementing clean energy projects and encouraging community initiatives that support a more resilient, more secure and more affordable supply of energy.  

The session will bring together representatives from Green Cities, energy sector experts and private sector partners to discuss how to build, strengthen and finance resilient urban energy infrastructure.   

Aida Sitdikova, Director Energy Eurasia, Middle East and Africa, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD 
Mohamed Elsayed Taher Elsherif, Governor of Alexandria, Egypt
Dominic Fritz, Mayor of Timisoara, Romania 
Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, Municipality of Tirana, Albania
Melanie Slade, Senior sector expert, International Energy Agency 
Murat Pinar, CEO, Enerjisa, Energy of Türkiye

Gender equal green cities

Fireside chat on gender

20 October- 11:00 London time/12:00 Vienna time

Ursula Bauer from the City of Vienna and EBRD's Barbara Rambousek, two leaders in Gender mainstreaming, will interview each other about the work they lead in their roles.

From safety for all in public transportation, gender-responsive design of public spaces, to women’s representation in leadership and decision-making positions in municipalities and in climate action, as well as women’s employment in green jobs, this interactive discussion will provide the opportunity to learn from Vienna’s pioneering experience in mainstreaming gender in the city, and to draw lessons and good practices for the cities in the EBRD region.

The EBRD Green Cities programme started mainstreaming Gender in 2020 and is now also providing gender assessments in the Green Cities Action Plans, including the promotion of gender equality and economic inclusion in urban infrastructure investments.  

Seblewongel Negussie, Gender Specialist, Green Climate Fund
Ursula Bauer, Head of Section Gender Mainstreaming, City of Vienna 
Barbara Rambousek, Director, Gender and Economic Inclusion, EBRD

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We are also offering interpretation for English, Turkish, Arabic and Russian. This is accessed inside the Zoom Webinar broadcast for the Green Cities Annual Conference 2021. Once you are inside the webinar, the interpretation button near the bottom of your screen and select the language you would like the interpretation to be - this will switch the audio to your chosen language whilst keeping the video the same. 

Initially, you will hear the interpretation audio with the original audio at a lower level, this can be altered so the interpretation is all you hear.

Live Stream of the Green Cities Annual Conference 2022

Zoom Webinar – Green Cities Annual Conference 2022

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