UN and ICE collaborate on sustainable infrastructure event
INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS & UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME TO HOST EVENT ON DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
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 prioritise, plan, and deliver more sustainable infrastructure.
The free, virtual event will take place on Wednesday, 31 May from 10:30 to 12:30 BST.
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) programme has been applied.
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)
Professor Jim Hall, who will also chair the discussion, said:
‘To address the climate crisis, we need to do is change how we think about infrastructure in the long term. 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.’
Anyone with an interest in sustainable infrastructure can register for and attend the event.
For more information, contact
Maggie Eckel, Media Relations Manager