City2City

Cities produce three-quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and consume over two-thirds of the energy supply. Globally, 70% of cities are already dealing with effects of climate change, and nearly all are at risk of natural disasters. Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees at the end of the century will require “rapid and far-reaching transitions” in cities and urban systems. UNDP has an established track record and proven-knowledge of integrated solutions and enabling frameworks to unlock transitions in key urban sectors, including energy generation and consumption, transport, waste management, protection of natural resources, as well as climate and disaster-resilient infrastructure. UNDP’s offer on urban climate action is further strengthened by its broader development mandate, insight and wide expertise in areas such as bridging the rural-urban divide, localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender equality and women’s empowerment, health and air pollution, local governance, reducing vulnerability and multidimensional poverty.

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4/22/20

22 Apr 2020 - Climate change and urbanization are combining to create an urgent global need for sustainable cities.

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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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24 Feb 2020

24 Feb 2020 - In her re-election campaign, Mayor Anne Hidalgo says that every Paris resident should be able to meet their essential needs within a short walk or bike ride.

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19 Feb 2020

19 Feb 2020 - Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on CDP's climate action 'A List' are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

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19 Feb 2020

19 Feb 2020 - Private car journeys are forecasted to decrease by 10% in the world's largest cities by 2030. According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people move around, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.

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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.

Event Date:
01/07/2020 (All day)
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