GBCN, IFC EDGE to accelerate climate resiliency in cities
Green Building Council Nigeria (GBCN) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) plan to host the future cities summit to address sustainable building practices and accelerate net zero, as well as climate resiliency in urban development.
The event, which is part of the IFC EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Programme will take place in Abuja and bring together key stakeholders within the real estate and construction sector.
Themed ‘Towards a Net Zero and Climate-Resilient Nigeria,’ it aims to catalyse change in the built environment by exploring innovative strategies and policies to enhance green practices for buildings, while simultaneously fostering the creation of sustainable cities.
It aligns with the World Green Building Council’s Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities and the Built Environment, which outlines a comprehensive roadmap to guide Africa’s transition to greater urban sustainability.
According to IFC, the summit will serve as a crucial platform for about 1,000 built environment professionals and stakeholders, providing opportunities for thought leadership, industry networking, sustainability advocacy and recognition of initiatives.
Participants are expected to engage in panel discussions, interactive sessions, and insightful presentations from renowned experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experiences to drive positive change.
GBCN and IFC’s EDGE will also provide an avenue to empower attendees with the shared vision of policies and programmes needed to create net zero and resilient Nigerian cities, showcase sustainable building practices and highlight the progress achieved in green buildings in Nigeria.
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