- Resilient Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Concepts, Experiences and Projections
2 October 2017
This segment of the conference formed part of the collaboration between ECLAC and the German Cooperation (GIZ), as part of the project “Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management” commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The day’s sessions sought to give impetus to the discussion about the regional implementation of the NUA with a focus on urban resilience and disaster risk management. The segment concluded with a dialogue supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada) about how to reduce barriers and gaps to access financing in order to build resilient cities in LAC in the context of climate change.
- Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean with the Regional Action Plan
3-4 October 2017
The sessions in this segment sought to discuss the different aspects associated with the governance, financing and monitoring of the Regional Action Plan. It also considered the Subregional Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean and analyse the proposal for a Latin American and Caribbean Urban and Cities Platform. Additionally, as was agreed at MINURVI´s XXVI General Assembly in June of this year, the conference provided a space for MINURVI representatives to share advances on urban policies and plans and monitoring frameworks for urban and habitat issues.
- Public-Private Dialogue for Promoting Urban Sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean
4-5 October 2017
With the support of the French Government, ECLAC organized a dialogue to foster a renewed approach to the role of public private partnerships (PPPs) in urban sustainability. The dialogue was an important opportunity to discuss how more efficient collaboration between public and private actors can be achieved to implement sustainable projects in urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, the dialogue sought to reflect about how emerging technologies can be leveraged to create more inclusive and sustainable cities.
- Moving towards the Implementation of Safe, Affordable and Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean
5-6 October 2017
This segment of the Cities Conference was co-organized by ECLAC and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), with the support of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Development Bank of Latin American (CAF) and GIZ-BMZ in the framework of the project “Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative”. The sessions analyzed opportunities to support a more systematic, widespread and accelerated implementation of safe, affordable and sustainable urban mobility in LAC, as part of the implementation of the Regional Action Plan and global agreements (Paris Agreement, SDGs, New Urban Agenda).