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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UNDP initiatives, local governments, and partners support Malaysian cities on a low-carbon path in response to the climate crisis, in a country where the temperature, rainfall, and sea levels have been rising for decades.

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UNDP and local government work to protect the vulnerable coastal community of New Kru Town from increasing flooding and erosion with a sea wall, improved drainage, and sustainable policy measures.

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UNDP is working with local governments and citizens to counter unplanned urbanization, turning neglected urban spaces into parks and green zones that use recycled waste in Lalitpur near Kathmandu, Nepal.

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UNDP’s Tejiendo Futuro works with local governments and women’s groups to rebuild the businesses of women artisans devastated by natural disasters in Peru’s Puira Province, strengthening their sustainability and expanding their markets.

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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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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