This will be the first time that the WUF, convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will take place in Eastern Europe.
The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. The first WUF was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and has been held around the world ever since.
Representatives of national, regional and local governments, academics, business people, community leaders, urban planners will be among the thousands of people are expected to attend WUF11 which is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.
Please find below some sessions which will be organised by the EU DG ENER:
Monday, 27 June 2022
13:30 - 15:00 Voices from Cities – Room A (Hybrid)
Voices from Cities event (VC-A 1) Sustainable urban development support in the EU – frameworks, practices and tools
15.30 - 17.00 SDGs in Action Room
SDG in action event (SDG 2): How do European cities tackle inclusiveness?
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
09:00 ‐ 12:00 ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 14
Training event (TE 14) Envisaging Urban Futures with JRC Open Data and Tools
09:00 - 12:00 Urban Library
Urban Library event (UL 14) Launch of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews – 2022 edition
Wednesday 29 June 2022
09:00 - 12:00 ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 1 (Hybrid)
Training event (TE 17) The Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements - Supporting Evidence-based policy-making for Equitable Urban Futures
09:00 ‐ 12:00 ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 16
Training event (TE 32) Global Covenant of Mayors - understanding how to plan for energy access, develop synergies and financing climate action
Thursday, 30 June 2022
14:00 – 15:30 ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 18
Networking event (NE 198) Novel data for a better urban future – ensuring data continuity with the Global Human Settlement Layer
More information on the wevent website: https://wuf.unhabitat.org/