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[News] Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019
UN-Habitat and UN Environment, together with ICLEI, UCLG and Cities Alliance, co-hosted the first Cities Summit during the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) in Nairobi. Held under the theme Innovation for Livable and... Read more
This is a video showing programmes held in Malaysia. The video was featured during the launch of World Habitat Day 2011 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
The theme of the conference is "The water, energy and food security nexus - water resources in the green economy." It is organised under the auspices of Germany’s Federal Development Ministry (BMZ) and Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), to contribute to the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) scheduled for 2012. The Bonn conference pursues two objectives: to... Read more
ICLEI member city, Montpellier (France) has been named the French Capital of Biodiversity 2011. A dynamic city with over 250,000 inhabitants, Montpellier boasts numerous green areas and a wide variety of flora and fauna. A member of the United Nations Environment Programme, the city is committed to helping its wildlife survive and flourish and recently launched a four-year biodiversity action... Read more
The eagerly anticipated Local Renewables 2011 is just around the corner. Taking place from 27-28 October, the conference is a must-attend event for those interested in sustainable urban development and greening existing buildings. The conference is hosted and co-organised by ICLEI member city Freiburg (Germany), a pioneer of progressive development and world-renowned green city. An impressive... Read more
During the first CIUDAD programme meeting bringing together four projects with partners from severn ENPI countries, three cities signed up to join the Covenant of Mayors (CoM). Mayor of Friedrichshafen, Peter Hauswald welcomed around 50 delegates to the signing ceremony on 27 September 2011. The cities of Salé (Morocco) and Polotsk (Belarus) became the first cities to join the CoM in their... Read more
An opportunity to decide the future of our cities The 10th Metropolis World Congress “Cities in Transition” will be a unique opportunity to exchange and establish contacts between delegates and experts from around the world. New city models have been established in the face of the financial downturn, the scarcity of petroleum and the depletion of the present growth model. This... Read more
Thank you for all your comments, queries and suggestions raised during Exercise 1 of the Introductory Training to the Urban Gateway. We have noted all of them and shall work towards improving the system. Due to technical challenges experienced, you may continue with Exercise 1 today, Wednesday, to catch up on all the aspects of this Exercise. Please keep your feedback coming!
GENEVA, 3 October - The UN Disaster Risk Reduction Office, UNISDR, today announced that 841 cities and municipalities around the world, representing hundreds of millions of urban dwellers, are now active participants in the World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” which was launched over a year ago. UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström, in a statement to mark World Habitat Day,... Read more
World Habitat Day 2011: Cities and Climate Change The UN General Assembly designated the first Monday of October of every year as “World Habitat Day”. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all, to adequate shelter. The theme “Cities and Climate Change” was chosen this year because climate change is fast becoming the preeminent development challenge... Read more
The Built Environment Support Group (BESG) launched an innovative street theatre production in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, to celebrate UN World Habitat Day. Called Greener Pastures, the production highlights the impact of global warming and climate change on vulnerable communities. Funded by the National Lottery, the project aims to help local communities worst affected by climate change to... Read more