The key role of major/smart cities in global infrastructure development and climate change agenda.
Headline: It is estimated that 60% of global carbon emissions stem from major capital cities due to urbanisation. This will be a high-level panel discussion comprising key city leaders from the C40 grouping and consulting experts from the industry.
• What are the major cities’ climate change challenges?
• What are the urgent actions taken to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone can thrive?
• What are the latest mobilities and environmental legislative measures in practice to decarbonise the major cities?
• What are the innovative consulting engineering solution practices to mitigate climate change challenges?
• How realistic is the 15-minute city?
• How can cities, central government and asset owners collaborate more effectively to unlock the available funding for city development?
• How do we strike the right balance between private and public funding for city development?
Moderator: Anthony Barry, President, FIDIC
Keynote speaker: Michael Haigh, Infrastructure advisor and former Mott MacDonald Chief Executive
Michael Haigh - Mott MacDonald
Richard Vestner - Bentley Systems
Greg Clark CBE - Connected Places Catapult (CPC)
Estelle Monod - Schneider Electric
Gulnara Roll - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Abimbola Oladeinde - Lagos State Ministry of Transportation
Sylvester Turner - Mayor of Houston