This high-level dialogue on Building Partnerships for Resilience and promoting investments for a just transition will bring ministers, city leaders and non-state actors together to explore key strategies for integrating adaptation and resilience into city planning and design. The dialogue will explore integrating climate change’s physical risks into urban planning and investment decision-making. It will also delve into adaptation planning for existing cities and buildings.

Organized within the framework of the Buildings and Climate Global Forum, the event is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion and the Ministry of Energy Transition, France, alongside the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Guiding questions:

  1. How does partnership building facilitate the rollout of policies and the implementation of resilience programs on the ground?
  2. What methodologies can be employed to integrate physical risks of climate change into (sub)national planning?
  3. How can existing city infrastructure, especially buildings, be adapted to climate change challenges?
  4. In striving for resilience, how can we ensure a just transition?
  5. What are the most pertinent and replicable adaptation measures that can be adopted?

The roundtable will be moderated by Cities Alliance Director Greg Munro.


  • H.E. Mr. Niuava Eti Gie Malolo, Associate Minister, Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Independent State of Samoa
  • R.A.M. Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, Minister of Housing Government of Bangladesh
  • Serhii Koreniev, City Deputy Mayor of Mykolaiv, Ukraine
  • Linda Van Gelder, Director, France, World Bank Office in Paris
  • Hugh Garnett, Investor Practices Senior Programme Manager - Real Assets, iigcc
  • Karim Selouane, Co-chair  of climate change adaptation working groups of UNEP's Global ABC


BCGF. High-Level Dialogue. March 2024
Event Info
Event Date
Event Location
Palais des Congrès, Paris, France