COP28 - Green Cities: Scaling-up Finance for Sustainable Urbanisation


Date: Wednesday, 6 December

Time: 13:30 – 14:30 (Dubai) / 9:30 - 10:30 (UK)

Location: COP 28, Global Climate Action hub - Arena 1, Al Hur (Blue Zone), Dubai

Livestream: watch here


Learn about innovative approaches to channel climate finance directly to cities, enabling effective planning and decision-making at the city level. Expect engaging discussions on the unique challenges cities face in their quest for climate action, and the pivotal roles played by regional governments and international financial institutions in supporting strategic planning and deploying a diverse range of financial solutions.


You will hear about the EBRD’s experience with the flagship Green Cities programme, supporting over 50 cities with addressing their most pressing environmental challenges through targeted investment, policy action development, stakeholder engagement and capacity building. Cities are responsible for over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and consume about 80% of the world's energy. This event provides a great opportunity to showcase climate action at the city and regional level and support local government spearheading climate action as key actors.



Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD



Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion



Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkiye

Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, Poland

Mbarka Bouaida, Head of Guelmim, Morocco

Thierry Déau, Managing Director, Meridiam

Astrid Manroth, Head of Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)



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