About the Event
Organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), “Bridge for Cities” is an annual forum that aims to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in cities and seeks to bring together urban stakeholders from cities to discuss the latest urban development solutions and explore how urban innovation can drive climate action and create more sustainable, resilient, and livable cities.
Through its many activities, including the high-level opening ceremony, mayors dialogues, exhibition, city matchmaking sessions and cultural performances, the event provides ample opportunities for participants to forge partnerships and exchange knowledge.
- The event will showcase examples of climate action and urban innovations in the area of circular economy,
energy, and technology
- It will highlight the critical role of partnerships between cities and other urban stakeholders, inc. business sector, international organizations, financial institutions, think tanks and academia, to address the urban challenges
- The event will put a special emphasis on financing urban transformation and climate action, through innovative approaches and collaboration with financial institutions and climate funds
- By fostering collaboration and innovation, the event aims to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for cities and the planet
The 2023 edition of Bridge for Cities on “Accelerating Climate Action through Urban Innovation” seeks to bring together urban stakeholders from cities along the Belt and Road and beyond to discuss the latest urban development solutions and explore how urban innovation can drive climate action and create more sustainable, resilient, and livable cities.
The UN Industrial Development Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
UNIDO's mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world's poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.