There is no Planet B: MIPIM 2020 joins call for sustainability and social empowerment

February 6, 2020–– The twin themes of people and the planet will come under scrutiny at MIPIM 2020, with a comprehensive focus on social and environmental issues. Organised by Reed...
MIPIM 2020 - MIPIM AWARDS 2020 FINALISTS - BEST FUTURA PROJECT - Valley - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MIPIM 2020 - MIPIM AWARDS 2020 FINALISTS - BEST FUTURA PROJECT - Valley - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 6, 2020–– The twin themes of people and the planet will come under scrutiny at MIPIM 2020, with a comprehensive focus on social and environmental issues.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the World’s Leading Property Market, will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March 2020.

The global sustainability challenge has moved centre stage in recent times, thanks to the advocacy of an entire generation fighting against climate change. The topic is also a major issue for the real estate industry, conscious of the costs of consumption and emissions at every stage in the property cycle.

ESG responsibilities, which embrace matters of gender and diversity, too, invite the private and public sectors to build future cities that are better for everyone. MIPIM will host that debate, giving voice to key urban leaders.

Since its launch in 1990, MIPIM has provided a forum for some of international real estate’s fiercest trends. Following on from last year’s theme of sustainable responsibility, MIPIM 2020 argues that ‘the Future is Human’, promoting solutions for people and the planet through:

  • A Political Leaders’ summit featuring around 80 global city mayors
  • Half a dozen conferences covering everything from energy to inclusivity
  • Urban responses to climate goals from key exhibitors, including the Cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • A spotlight on exemplary schemes in the MIPIM Awards competition

Sustainable solutions for one planet

During MIPIM 2020, a conference programme styled with expert panellists will tackle the environmental question from all angles. Climate emergency: time for radical change (March 12, 16.30), co-organised by C40 & Architect Declare, will address the problem of buildings generating 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, while using 30% of global resources.

Building resilient & inclusive cities (March 11, 15.15) brings urban experts into the equation, including Alice Charles of the World Economic Forum, and two city leaders – Frank Jenson, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, and Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and VP of EUROCITIES. The debate will explore sustainable urban planning and ambitious climate goals.

Better governance for better societies

With more than 550 cities and local authorities from all over the world represented at MIPIM, social challenges and governance issues will be under the spotlight. Introduced by by Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm and President of EUROCITIES, the Political Leaders’ Summit (March 10, 15.30), a closed-door event co-organized with EUROCITIES, will allow some 80 mayors and other public representatives from around the world to share ideas and learn from their neighbours about how to create resilient cities that champion their citizens.

“At MIPIM, we are committed to showcasing young leaders and promoting parity to illustrate the change we want to see in the property world. Sustainability is inseparable from social empowerment,” said Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM.

The Gend’Her networking event (March 11, 15:00), dedicated to gender balance in the real estate industry, will hear about the benefits of diversity from inspirational speakers, while the Young Talent networking event (March 11, 18:00) for all real estate professionals under the age of 35, aims to build a bridge between the decision makers of today and tomorrow. MIPIM has also been collaborating for several years with prestigious universities from around the world such as ESSEC, London Business School, University of San Diego, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Ecole Urbaine Sciences Po and SKEMA Business School. This year, MIPIM will welcome some 50 students who will contribute to the MIPIM experience and have the opportunity to exchange with executives from leading international real estate companies.

For more information, please visit the MIPIM website and our pressroom.mipim.com

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