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Investing in Cities for a Green and Equitable Future

Part of South Africa’s Urban Festival 2020, the webinar launched a brand-new partnership focusing on the implementation of South Africa's Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) and supporting a green recovery for South Africa’s cities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, the World Resources Institute Ross Center, and the Coalition for Urban Transitions held a webinar on investing in cities to deliver a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 recovery.

The event brought together local and national government leaders, city stakeholders and international experts to discuss the path to a low carbon, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 recovery, featuring findings from the Coalition for Urban Transitions report The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery.


Parks Tau – Deputy Minister, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA)
Councillor Xola Pakati – Executive Mayor, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Wanjira Mathai – Vice President & Regional Director, WRI Africa
Professor Edgar Pieterse – South African Research Chair in Urban Policy and Director, African Centre for Cities
Hastings Chikoko – Regional Director for Africa, C40 Cities
Aniruddha Dasgupta – Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and Global Co-director, Coalition for Urban Transitions
Anthea Stephens – Climate and Sustainability Lead, Cities Support Programme, National Treasury
Mthobisi Masinga – Manager for Sustainability, City Resilience and Stakeholder Business Relations, Green Building Council South Africa
Dom Boyle – Senior Programme Manager, Future Cities South Africa Programme, PwC