Calendar icon_green  16-18 November 


Location_icon_green  OECD Headquarters, Paris
Hybrid participation*

*subject to local sanitary restrictions

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rethinking of urban design and transport, while recovery and stimulus measures put in place by governments represent an opportunity to turn such discussions into action by building back better for a green recovery. Cities are engines of growth and home to more than half of OECD citizens, but are often characterised by unhealthy levels of pollution. Mobility of people and transport of goods have contributed to prosperity, poverty reduction and stability but will account for a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

The 2021 Green Growth and Sustainable (GGSD) Forum focused on COVID-19 recovery measures and their role in greening the built environment and the transport sector.  It discussed 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 also addressed 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 Strategy 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 discussed the lessons learnt and key areas of future OECD work.

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