Decision-makers and experts linked to sustainable urban development will analyze the progress and challenges related to safe, affordable and sustainable urban mobility in the region during the Second Cities Conference, which will be held on October 16-19 at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.
The latest edition of this regional conference seeks to improve integration between urban planning, management, financing, and mobility and transport systems in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable urban development, as part of the Regional Action Plan for implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in the region.
The conference – co-organized by ECLAC, MINURVI and UN-Habitat – also seeks to facilitate the exchange of good practices and policy recommendations to strengthen the institutional framework for sustainable urban mobility and explore the roles and responsibilities of different actors who can facilitate a sustainable transport agenda at the national and subnational levels.
The gathering will be inaugurated on Tuesday, October 16 by Cristian Monckeberg, Minister of Housing and Urbanism of Chile; Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Marina Klemensiewicz, Secretary of Urban Infrastructure at the Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing of Argentina, in her capacity as President of MINURVI; and Stella Zervoudaki, Ambassador of the European Union in Chile.
The first day of the conference will begin with a session on the Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean, where participants will analyze the diagnosis of the situation of urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean from different perspectives, highlighting challenges and opportunities for action. Later, urban mobility will be analyzed from a national and local perspective with emphasis on national and local plans and policies for sustainable urban mobility.
On Wednesday, October 17, participants will discuss the issue of Financing urban mobility and the role of international and regional actors. Subsequently, there will be space for addressing the Regional Talanoa Dialogue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The day will continue with a session on Monitoring urban mobility in Latin American cities and will conclude with the presentation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Platform for Latin America, promoted by EUROCLIMA+.
The sessions on Thursday, October 18, will start with Women Empowerment in Transport in Latin America and the Caribbean. Later in the day, experts will address the relationship between Urban mobility and health, continuing with a session on Intelligent urban mobility and another on Urban mobility and sustainable energy.
Meanwhile, on October 19, a training session will take place on Multi-actor coordination for sustainable urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean with support from the government of France. In addition, a segment with local governments will be held to analyze their participation in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Regional Action Plan. They will also review the systems for monitoring and follow-up of the NUA and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 on sustainable cities and communities.
Some of the sessions of the Cities Conference will be transmitted live.
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What: Second Cities Conference
When: Tuesday, October 16 to Friday, October 19
Inauguration: Tuesday, October 16 at 9 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT -3)
- Cristian Monckeberg, Minister of Housing and Urbanism of Chile
- Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC
- Marina Klemensiewicz, Secretary of Urban Infrastructure at the Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing of Argentina
- Stella Zervoudaki, Ambassador of the European Union in Chile
Where: ECLAC’s Headquarters. Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile