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Resilient Cities for Climate Change Adapation

The Egyptian Green Building Council (Egypt GBC) and the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) are pleased to announce the 1st Arab Forum on Sustainable Communities and Green Building (AFSCGB ’14), at Cairo Conrad Hotel, Egypt. The 1stAFSCGB 2014 is organized under the patronage of His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Egypt. It is also held under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Housing and Urban Development (MoHUD), Government of Egypt and Chairman of the board of Egypt Green Building Council (EgyptGBC).

“A deal must include an equitable global governance structure. All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed.” Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General.

AFSCGB 2014 aims at achieving the following objectives:

  1. Elaborate approaches, strategies and scenarios for the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in the Arab Region addressing the issues of the city in the 21st century
  2. Discuss latest trends and practices in addressing climate change, sustainable development, and green economy as well as sustainable urban development and housing
  3. Foster sustainable urban development, green building and sustainable construction in Arab countries to address current and future social needs.
  4. Raise awareness on sustainable urban settings and green building among all stakeholders in an effort to reduce Green House Gas and CO2 emissions.
  5. Advocate public and private effort towards sustainability practices in the development and management of urban areas and other human settlements.
  6. Advance collaboration and exchange of experience and knowledge between Arab countries on sustainable urban development, green buildings and construction technologies.
  7. Promote trades and investments between Arab countries in the field of sustainable development, green building and construction for climate change adaptationand mitigation towards poverty reduction.

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