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Virtual Event – Developing Sustainable Infrastructure – May 31

News | May 25, 2023 | By:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) will host a public event on how governments and infrastructure policy decision makers can use policy tools to prioritize, plan, and deliver more sustainable infrastructure. The free, virtual event will take place on May 31 from 10:30 to 12:30 BST. Anyone with an interest in sustainable infrastructure can register for and attend the event.

The session will specifically examine how best-practice guidance from UNEP’s International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure and the ICE-led Enabling Better Infrastructure (EBI) program has been applied.

“To address the climate crisis, we need to change how we think about infrastructure in the long term,” said Jim Hall, ICE vice president and professor of climate and environmental risk, University of Oxford. “Sustainability and resiliency concerns need to be embedded in our planning and delivery processes at the outset, at both a regional and national level. Insights shared in this discussion will help other decision makers take best-practice approaches back to their own roles.”

Participating speakers will provide firsthand insight of their experience with infrastructure policy tools and case studies will explore how the guidance was applied in Egypt, Ghana, and Pakistan.

Speakers will include:

Professor Jim Hall, ICE Vice President and Professor of climate and environmental risk, University of Oxford

Rowan Palmer, Programme Office, UNEP

Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG International, EBI steering group member

John Seed, Chartered Engineer, ICE Fellow, and expert on sustainable infrastructure

Jagoda Egeland, Advisor to the Secretary General, International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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