World Urban Forum: EBRD Green Cities Linking Planning, Technology and Investment


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, WUF 2020


This side event will focus on the integration of urban planning, finance and innovative technologies to support sustainable and green urban development. It will also introduce the EBRD Green Cities programme as a systematic approach to urban planning and investment, which can be instrumental in assisting cities to implement innovative smart solutions.


The Panel will discuss the role of frontier technologies, critically expand what we understand ‘smart technology’ to include, and discuss how these technologies can be bankable, and the financing options available. In this way, the Panel will explore solutions including e-mobility, renewables and nature-based solutions for delivering municipal and eco-system services. The discussion will explore why cities are pursuing these solutions, their advantages and drawbacks, the varying financing solutions, how EBRD Green Cities has structured investments and finance to deliver sustainable solutions and economic growth in cities.

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