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ICE Strategy Sessions: How can infrastructure help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Event organised by ICE

29 April 2020

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This event is the second in the ICE Strategy Session series. It will explore how infrastructure can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The world is changing rapidly. Globally, there is an ageing population with more people living in urban settings. At the same time, issues of inequality and poverty persist across both developed and developing countries. Increasingly people are facing up to the need for urgent action to mitigate the effects of climate change. Members of the United Nations have committed to address these issues through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The decisions that governments make today in order to tackle these and other challenges will shape the way we live for decades to come. But what is the role of infrastructure and how can it help to achieve these goals?

Last December, ICE launched the Enabling Better Infrastructure programme, in partnership with organisations such as UNOPS, OECD and the University of Oxford. The programme helps decision-makers grappling with the challenge of designing and delivering infrastructure for the long-term benefits of communities around the world.

Audiences are invited to join our lecture to discuss these issues, and more.

With a range of leading industry experts, the lecture will cover:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals, how they link to infrastructure, how countries are using them and why they are important including for the UK?
  • The Enabling Better Infrastructure 12 guiding principles based on global best practice, providing a straightforward guide to the best ways to strategically prioritise and plan major infrastructure.

Using Bentley’s digital platform, audiences will be able to interact and ask questions in real-time. They will also have access to a range of additional resources via ICE’s website.

The lecture will be chaired by Paul Sheffield, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

For more information please contact:

ICE Events Team