April 2022
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Interview with Sameh Wahba on Linking Urban Planning and Gender

Global Director Sameh Wahba talks about the link between urban planning and closing gender gaps, and the importance of making cities not only green and resilient, but more inclusive and safe for women and girls.

Upcoming Events

Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Disaster Risk Management Programs
 May 3, 9:00 am-10:00 am ET

This panel discussion aims to share lessons learned and raise awareness of ongoing engagements and emerging solutions on addressing GBV through disaster risk management programs supported by the UNFPA, USAID, GFDRR and the World Bank.
City-level data on greenhouse gas emissions
 May 4, 8:00 am-9:30 am ET

This event  will present global data sources on city-level greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting two in particular: the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), which provides a global gridded map of greenhouse gas emissions from 1970 onwards, and Carbon Monitor Cities, which provides near-real-time daily estimates of emissions for 1500 cities.
Evidence-based approach to urban forced displacement for durable solutions
 May 17, 8:30 am-10:30 am

This session, co-organized with European Space Agency (ESA), will present key findings from the recent white paper on Urban Forced Displacement, while discussing two recent examples of WB-ESA partnership for spatial analytics in FCV contexts."
The World Reconstruction Conference 5: “Reconstructing for a sustainable future: Building resilience through recovery in a COVID-19 Transformed World"
 May 23-29, 12:00 am-12:00 am

The WRC5 meeting in Indonesia will focus on addressing the unprecedented socio-economic recovery needs as a pathway to rebuilding a resilient and sustainable society in the post COVID-19 world.
7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
 May 23-29, 12:00 am-12:00 am

This global forum, held in parallel with the WRC5 (see above) is an avenue to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

In Case You Missed It:
Recordings of Recent Events

Tools and approaches to identify investment opportunities in Nature-based Solutions 
April 28, 2022

Transitioning Economies, Transforming Climate: Financing Climate Action for a Green and Inclusive Future  
April 21, 2022

Applying Yokohama Urban Design Sketchbook in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) and beyond  
April 21, 2022

Launch Event: Silver Hues- Building Age-Ready Cities
April 5, 2022

Featured Publications
Silver Hues: Building Age-Ready Cities
APRIL 22, 2022
How to support Central Asia build resilience against climate change and natural disasters
by  Chyi-Hun Huang, Dinara Muldabayeva
APRIL 19, 2022
Learning from the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to strengthen its weather forecasting service
by Daniel Kull, Tolkun Jukusheva, Naveed Hassan Naqvi
APRIL 15, 2022
Accessible Sidewalks for Inclusive Cities
by Narae Choi, Gunes Basat 
APRIL 5, 2022
Building resilience is vital for a sustainable COVID-19 recovery
by Juergen Vogele
Why the UN’s New Urban Agenda is needed now
African Business, April 21

7 Stunning Facts About How Climate Change Is Hitting Africa Hardest
Global Citizen, April 20

Building climate change resilience in African cities: Why the UN’s New Urban Agenda is needed now
New African Magazine, April 20

Introducing GRNR: The Case For Green Buildings
Seeking Alpha, April 14

A greener, safer future for Indian cities
Indian Express, April 12

Explained: How cities can be made climate neutral
Frontline, April 12

Cities are major polluters: Can we make them climate neutral?
DW, April 11


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