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Gendering the green city in an era of climate breakdown

Time (GMT +00) 12:00 13:30
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Two megatrends will define the next 30 years: rapid urbanisation and climate breakdown.


Green, resilient and inclusive cities will be critical for an equitable future, yet the cities of low- and middle-income countries are often overlooked in these discussions. This event aims to centre perspectives from the Global South, to explore how urban interventions can deliver economic, political and social inclusion, particularly for women, in a 2°C+ world.

How can urban areas meet the needs of the 2 billion people currently living in informal settlements, and equitably absorb the predicted population growth of 2.5 billion people by 2050? There are certainly some "triple wins” available, but cities will also have to navigate some difficult trade-offs between climate and development goals.

This panel of leading thinkers and practitioners from the Global South will examine some of these difficult questions. Join gender and climate experts, international housing-rights activists and municipal government leaders to explore what gendering the green city means in policy and practical terms.


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    Joseph Feyertag

    Research Fellow, Climate and Sustainability, ODI

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    Elizabeth Sackey

    Mayor of Accra, Ghana

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    Dr Chandni Singh

    Senior Researcher, School of Environment and Sustainability, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Lead Author IPCC Working Group II

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    Sarah Nandudu

    Vice Chairperson of the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU) and Deputy Chair of the Board of Slum Dwellers International