How Covid & Climate Will Transform Cities

A Devex Newsmaker Event with the Executive Director of UN Habitat

Cities are the front-lines for battles against two of the most pressing global issues today: climate change and global health pandemics. The same concentration of people that makes cities vibrant centers of innovation and social development also leads to increased pollution and the rapid spread of viruses.

As the percentage of people living in urban areas grows, expecting to reach two-thirds by 2050, these challenges will only compound. Now is the time to take stock of our cities and where they are headed. How can — and should — multilateral development banks and development donors invest in the future of cities?

Join Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar for a conversation with UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif on how the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis will transform our cities. Sharif will also discuss the status of the 2016 New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat reform as she enters her second term as executive director.

Time: 10:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM CET | 6:00 PM EAT

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022