BforPlanet is the global event to boost sustainability and SDGs within corporate and institutional leaders. Organized by Fira de Barcelona, this is a one-of-a-kind worldwide meeting point at the crossroads between sustainability and business. More info at bforplanet.com
Keynotes, inspirational talks & opening ceremony
SmartCAT is the strategy of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya which extends the concept of Smart City to a country-wide level to carry out a program that integrates and coordinates local initiatives and supralocal, support companies and deploy Smart initiatives throughout the territory. SmartCAT aims to turn Catalonia into an “Smart Country” of international reference that takes advantage of the use of digital technology and information to innovate in public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and integrator.More Info
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The City Resilience Global Programme is UN-Habitat’s technical partners for urban resilience. The programme helps cities increase their resilience by diagnosing the state of their urban system, driving actions, sharing and building knowledge for policy making
The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:
1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and 2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.