Green City Action Plans (GCAP) – Building a Better and More Sustainable Future for Cities
23 Jul 2019

July, 3-5 Lviv investment office represenatives took part in one of the largest European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) “Building a Better and More Sustainable Future for Cities” forum. The event took place in London and gathered a large number of participants from the cities of Central and Eastern Europe.

July, 3-5 Lviv investment office represenatives took part in one of the largest European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) “Building a Better and More Sustainable Future for Cities” forum. The event took place in London and gathered a large number of participants from the cities of Central and Eastern Europe.

Roman Staretskyi, head of Lviv Investment Office, together with Oleksandr Kobzarev, the head of the City Institute / City Institute, were representing Lviv as the first city member of the Green Cities among Ukraine’s cities, Serhiy Kiral, Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament, presented the city’s experience in one of the forum panels and talked about new directions of investment support in urban infrastructure.

Due to the Green Cities program, the Bank has mobilized around 1 billion Euros for projects in 17 cities in 12 countries, one of which is Lviv City, which was included in the program concerning the solid waste management project.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Green Cities is a programme that builds on the Bank’s extensive experience in investing into transformative municipal infrastructure. It has three central components:

  • Green City Action Plans (GCAP): Assessing and prioritising environmental challenges as well as developing an action plan to tackle these challenges through policy interventions and sustainable infrastructure investments.
  • Green sustainable infrastructure investment: Facilitating and stimulating public or private green investments in water and wastewater, urban transport, district energy, buildings energy efficiency, solid waste and other interventions that improve the city’s adaptation and resilience to climate shocks.
  • Capacity building: Providing technical support to city administrators and local stakeholders to ensure that infrastructure investments and policy measures identified in GCAPs can be developed, implemented and monitored effectively.

Also during July, 13-18 were held number of workshops that aimed to present the current findings of the Plan with regard to each sector. This was followed with a discussion of the city’s 2035 vision and the strategic objectives corresponding to it.

A broad group of stakeholders participating in the workshops including city representatives, NGOs, industry, academia representatives and other relevant experts. The results of the workshops will be used to further GCAP development.

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