Sponsor session created by UNOPS


Tackling the Climate Crisis: What Role for Infrastructure?

4–6 p.m. G.M.T.
The Warehouse

Without climate-resilient infrastructure, we are not only exposed and vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the other planetary emergencies it can trigger; we will also jeopardize our ability to address urgent needs and advance social and economic development and prosperity — including improved access to basic services, health care and energy. How can we think, plan and act ahead to build equity and resilience into tomorrow’s infrastructure?


Moderator: Thomas Friedman, Author and Journalist, The New York Times

Grete Faremo, Under Secretary General and Executive Director, UNOPS

Julia Gillard, Former Australian Prime Minister and Chair, Wellcome Trust

Mari Elka Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank

This session has been paid for and developed by UNOPS. It is not editorial content of The New York Times.

Please note that this session is not ticketed and you can register for free.