Following on from workshops held in November 2021, at the United Nations organised Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 in Glasgow, the Institute has formed a partnership with insurance group AIG, and Aberdeen-based Wood to to create a roadmap around building more sustainable infrastructure and driving down carbon emissions

Working together, the partnership will deliver insurance solutions, risk management expertise, and financial services to insure and fund resilient infrastructure and transformative renewable energy projects (AIG),  help design and construct the new and improved infrastructure required to unlock economic growth and protect critical resources (Wood) and create balanced strategies that understand the complexities and differences of cities, including their systems, challenges, and futures (IFC).

Along with the initial involvement of COP26 host Glasgow, Milan and Pittsburgh, the partnership has recently welcomed Singapore and Lilongwe to develop strategies for improved sustainability and resilience.

Expressions of interest from other cities in the Global North and Global South to help implement strategies working towards net zero targets agreed at COP26 can be made by contacting  .