Daring Cities Sessions

Sustainable construction

Unpacking Mechanisms to Embed Sustainability in Public Infrastructure Procurement to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Peer to peer exchange – offering space for direct exchange between procurers on how to leverage sustainable procurement for climate action and Covid-19 recovery across four GLCN priority sectors: construction, energy, transport and food. The sessions will take place throughout the day, with leadership from different regions of the world.

Housing, Sustainable Building Materials and Public Spaces in the Context of COVID-19 and Green Recovery

While housing is a basic human need for shelter, it also provides the base from which households participate in the economy. In most emerging markets, the construction sector contributes between 3-8 % of the GDP, a third of which originates from housing. Investment in quality, climate-smart housing opens up economic opportunities, improves health conditions, and contributes to the global climate agenda. The key question for this event to be discussed is how we can meet the immense future housing demand while making use of sustainable construction and providing quality open space, following a “Green Recovery” trajectory.