11th World Urban Forum (WUF11) – Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the biggest global conference on sustainable urbanisation. WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022. This will be the first time that the WUF, convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will take place in central Europe.
- 26 June, 15.00-18.00 CEST – World Assembly of Local and Regional Government
CEMR delegation is invited to attend the World Assembly of Local and Regional Government organised by UCLG.
- 27 June, 13.30-15.30 CEST – Roundtable of local and regional governments
CEMR delegation is invited to attend the Roundtable of local and regional governments organised by UCLG.
- 28 June 2022 – 09:00-10:30 – “Designing integrated urban strategies and localising the SDGs: experiences from cities using the RFSC tool” – “Voices from Cities” (Room B – Session code: VC B3)
CEMR is organising a session on “Designing integrated urban strategies and localising the SDGs: experiences from cities using the RFSC tool”. This session is meant to explain how the RFSC helps cities in designing, implementing and monitoring integrated sustainable urban development strategies and/or projects. Cities can review their priorities in light of the European Framework for Sustainable Cities (and its 5 dimensions) and the SDGs (and their 17 objectives). Cities around the world are working and implementing policies to achieve objectives and priorities that have been set locally. In the meantime, national, European and international development goals are driving priorities for the future of cities. How to reconcile multi-scale objectives and priorities for urban development at local level? This session will give an insight on how to use the RFSC tool, from the experiences of cities that have been using it, while engaging a discussion among various types of stakeholders.
- 28 June 15:45-17:15 CEST – “Inclusive Cities in times of crisis” – European track
CEMR has been invited by the Polish ministry to organise a side event as part of the “European Track”, on the theme “inclusive cities in times of crisis”. This session will address key questions such as immediate and long-term support that municipalities and regions can bring to the most vulnerable population, how cities and regions compromise between long term objectives (carbon neutrality, achievements of SDGs-) and social cost of such measures, and how to dialogue between different tiers of governance and engage the whole society to find concrete solutions for inclusion and solidarity at local level.
- 29 June 2022 14:30-16:00 CEST – “Shaping green, resilient and sustainable urban areas in Europe by 2030” – Networking event (ICC Room 8 – Session code: NE 128)
CEMR is organising a Networking event on “Shaping green, resilient and sustainable urban areas in Europe by 2030”. We are at a critical moment to assess how we delivered so far, at the local level and how long is the road ahead towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the UN Urban Agenda. This session will look at the necessary actions and relevant level of actions to achieve net-zero emission urban areas, possibilities for municipalities and regions to finance their green and just transition, and existing initiatives in Europe, amongst others.
- 29 June, 12.30-14.00 CEST – “Role of local governments in Ukraine crisis response and recovery”
In addition, CEMR is involved in the preparation of a session on the “Role of local governments in Ukraine crisis response and recovery” with UN Habitat.
It is still possible to register to the WUF11 at the following link before 22 June.