City2City

Circular economy aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, to extract maximum economic value from them whilst in use and keeping materials out of landfills and incinerators, and to minimize waste by recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of their service life. Yet, the development, implementation and scaling up of these solutions remain challenging amidst a global fast-track model of linear production, consumption and disposal. Local innovations can play an essential role in the circular economy. City and community innovations stemming from traditional local knowledge as well as from the application of modern science and technology, awareness raising, and advocacy are having tremendous, positive impacts. Many UNDP projects focus on working with various stakeholders, including local authorities, private sector, non-profits, women, youth, and people with disabilities.

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3/23/20

The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken their commitment to sustainability to a new level.

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24 Feb 2020

24 Feb 2020 - Companies, start-ups, and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge.

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17 Feb 2020 - This report presents an Urban Climate Action Impacts Framework (...
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2/17/20

17 Feb 2020 -  The Guangzhou Award serves as a platform for the sharing and exchange of innovative practices in the local implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA). Its objective is to contribute to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.

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01/07/2020 (All day)
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17 Feb 2020

17 Feb 2020 - The Tenth World Urban Forum wrapped up in Abu Dhabi with delegates urging action on all aspects of rapid urbanization, recognizing that an increasingly urbanized world is a ‘transformative force’ that can be harnessed and steered to boost sustainable development.

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2/17/20

Abu Dhabi, 13 February 2020 - This #WUF10 highlights video was screened at the closing ceremony of the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (#WUF10 ) in Abu Dhabi.

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The Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development is looking for the most innovative practices around the globe that improve the living environment with $1M worth of prizes to be awarded at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Event Date:
30/04/2020 (All day)
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Living with Water: Lessons from Singapore and Rotterdam documents the journey...
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1/14/20
12 Nov 2019

12 Nov 2019 - The United Nations estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. In line with this prediction, more than 40 countries have built hundreds of new cities since the early 2000s, according to Forbes.

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27 Mar 2019

27 Mar 2019 - UN Environment - While Member States were adopting a resolution on sustainable infrastructure at the UN Environment Assembly, the Cities Summit reinforced the importance of l

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