Calendar icon_green  16-18 November 


Location_icon_green  OECD Headquarters, Paris
Hybrid participation*

*subject to change due to local sanitary restrictions

Why a Forum on the green recovery, the built environment and transport?

Cities are engines of growth and home to more than half of OECD citizens, but are often characterised by unhealthy levels of pollution. The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to rethinking of urban design, mobility options and working modes, and has changed citizens’ preferences and behaviour. At the global level, connecting people and markets has contributed to prosperity and poverty reduction in many countries, but transport accounts for a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Tourism and transport sectors are also undergoing a re-think as part of recovery efforts.

The 2021 Green Growth and Sustainable (GGSD) Forum will focus on COVID-19 recovery measures and their role in greening the built environment and the transport sector. It will discuss how different countries are making use of recovery measures to also address the global goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century and other environmental objectives.  The Forum will also address how to better design cities as well as mobility of people and goods for a greener and more resilient future.

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The OECD Green Growth Stratetegy was launched in 2011 to provide concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the ecosystem services on which our well-being relies. The strategy proposed a flexible policy framework tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development. Looking back at 10 yerars of implementation, we will discuss the lessons learnt and key areas of future OECD work.

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