The new report, Seizing the Urban Opportunity, supported by The Resilience Shift, demonstrates through the lens of six of the world’s largest economies – China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa – how national governments have a central role to play in unlocking the enormous potential of cities.
With gaps in funding identified as a top barrier to the progress of resilient, climate-informed infrastructure, the launch of the City Climate Finance Gap Fund marks a major milestone towards overcoming barriers to progress for resilient infrastructure.
Resilience Shift’s Executive Director Seth Schultz joined transatlantic infrastructure finance roundtable to discuss how to utilise this once-in-a-lifetime moment for infrastructure spending.
Following its launch, we are delighted to support this valuable work by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, that sets out investment priorities for national governments post Covid to boost their economies today and progress toward long-term resilience and prosperity tomorrow.
“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
Jo da Silva, Acting Director of the Resilience Shift, was interviewed along with other experts for an essay written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and supported by UNOPS.
We have agreed a partnership to support Resilience First, a London-based not-for-profit initiative that aims to improve urban resilience for business communities.