CANCELLED: 'Resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future' with Grete Faremo & Inger Andersen

Past Event

01 April 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Lecture Theatre

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Making the right decisions about infrastructure is crucial for sustainable development. Infrastructure is essential to meet human needs for energy, water, mobility and digital connectivity. Yet the wrong infrastructure can have devastating environmental impacts and exacerbate harmful carbon emissions.

Please note this event has been cancelled

The Executive Directors of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will explain how the UN is working to promote and enable sustainable infrastructure. They will address the crucial questions of how infrastructure can be provided that will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and how the resilience of infrastructure systems can be enhanced in the face of an uncertain future.

Followed by panel discussion with:

Grete Faremo, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Project Services

Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Rachel Turner, Director Economic Development, Department for International Development

Julia Prescot, Meridiam Infrastructure and International Development Infrastructure Commission and UK National Infrastructure Commission

Giulio Boccaletti, Chief Strategy Officer & Global Ambassador of Water, The Nature Conservancy

Chaired by Professor Jim Hall, University of Oxford

Drinks Reception to follow.

This event is organised by the Environmental Change Institute and the Oxford Martin School. Please register via eventbrite here.