On 3  September, together with UNIDO Italy, and the Trieste Port Authority, the CEI-ES participated in “Bridge for Cities 4.0” in Vienna.  

CEI officers Mr. Carlo Fotuna and Ms. Lisa Chen attended the Plenary Sessions Re-thinking Urban Innovation, Cities in Circular Economy, Smart Mobility for smart cities to explore new agenda for sustainable urban development.

The event - organised conjointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) - promotes the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with which it shares many similarities, in all participating countries, to encourage municipal officials and development stakeholders to scale up their engagement in inclusive and sustainable urban-industrial development initiatives.

The role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in fostering urban innovation in cities along the Belt and Road and beyond was discussed. The “4.0” in the title symbolises both the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the fourth edition of the event. It aims at providing a wide and multidisciplinary perspective on how cities can tap into advanced technologies and new industrial solutions to enhance the quality of life for their citizens by reducing cities’ carbon footprint, improving public services as well as creating new jobs and attracting skilled labour.

For more info: fortuna@cei.int

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