World Urban Forum 9 – FIDIC Network Event: Aligning urban commitments and expectations to achieve SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

World Urban Forum 9 - FIDIC Network Event: Aligning urban commitments and expectations to achieve SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

9 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Aligning urban commitments and expectations to achieve SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

The networking event organized by FIDIC and its partners at the 9th session of the World Urban Forum (Kuala Lumpur; 7-13 February 2018) will seek to establish the basis for a framework for joint commitments by the built environment sector.

The goal in fostering the conditions needed to meet the New Urban Agenda and achieve the SDGs (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its17 Sustainable Development Goals) is to adopt a joint action plan driven by commitments to address mutually recognised sustainability purposes through joint action in specific areas.

As examples, FIDIC will present the commitments in three areas that were announced at the 2017 Conference of the Parties in Bonn:

  • the development of the actions and tools needed to implement sustainability requirements in different areas of activity at scales ranging from buildings and infrastructure through to industries, service systems and cities;
  • the systematic integration of specific sustainability considerations in training and best practice, with a focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • the duty to advise the sector’s clients regarding the implications of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

The New Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and initiatives to improve decision making process such as national urban policies and the ISO international standard for the sustainable management of communities require a reinforced, more integrated supply-side value chain that better complements demand-side requirements coming from local authorities, city administrations, public institutions, and stakeholder groups.

These essential features call for a common framework for commitments and future actions so that the main sectors involved in urban projects can harmonise efforts to address how cities and the built environment in general procure, maintain and renovate buildings and service infrastructure over their entire life cycles.

The networking event aims to identify ways to establish and consolidate a joint framework for commitments and future actions through presentations and discussions involving representatives of both the supply-side and the demand-side sectors.

The consulting engineering industry’s statement of commitments to help achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement will serve as an initial basis for discussion of the types of initiatives that should be considered.

Eng. Ellias bin Saidin, Vice-President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, National Member of WFEO, will attend the Event, which is co-organized by WFEO


For more information:

  FIDIC Network Event Flyer

  World Urban Forum 9 Website



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