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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:39
"Our planet's future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests" BARCELONA - Scientists from around the world called for stepped-up efforts to use forests to keep global warming to the lowest limit agreed by governments in 2015, as a key report on how to meet that goal is finalised in South Korea this week. "Forests really are the unsung hero of our struggle to address climate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:35
One phenomenon we have seen over the past year is the movement to combat climate change has transitioned to one led by cities, states, and businesses. While national and multi-national leadership is needed in this important effort, it is actually a good sign that cities, states, and businesses are moving into an activist mode. If you look to the past, you find that it is often the case that “... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:22
World Cities Day 31 October 2018 Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND WCD in Liverpool World Cities Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:46
In an increasingly urbanizing world where cities play a pivotal role, the sustainable and inclusive development of our planet is intrinsically linked to the capability of governments to fulfill their obligations in offering equal opportunities and in protecting the basic human rights of their citizens. Considering housing and residential use can consume more than 70 percent of the land cover in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:38
Nairobi, Kenya, 2 October 2018 – The fifth season of the UN-Habitat Global Urban Lectures has been launched with one lecture scheduled every week. The biography of the lecturer, a synopsis of the lecture and suggestions for further reading material on the topics are included with each lecture package. Among topics to be covered in this joint initiative by UN-Habitat and leading global... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:32
By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in the city. FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL, cities have been the central gathering places of human life, from where the great ideas and movements of the world have sprouted. In this country, the beginnings of our independence fomented with the Boston Tea Party, while Philadelphia served as the home of the Constitutional Convention. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:52
At the 2018 International Green Building Conference, experts spoke about the changing face of the workplace and how human health and wellness are driving innovation in construction and building management. Working in a sustainable building is good for people’s health and well-being, according to a growing body of research on the impacts of green buildings on occupants’ health and productivity.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:34
Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies. Speaking at a press briefing, where the collaboration was announced, Christopher Williams, a Director at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 16:17
28 September 2018, Nairobi Kenya – The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award winners have been selected for 2018. The Scroll of Honour is one of the world’s most prestigious awards presented to those working on urbanization. It focuses on initiatives of outstanding contributions in the field of developing and improving urban lives, provision of housing and highlighting the plight of the poor or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:30
JAMMU, Oct 1: The Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu local centre celebrated World Habitat Day at Channi Himmat, Jammu. A seminar on the theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management” was organized in which large number of engineers, professionals and members of the civil society participated. On the occasion, Sat Pal Manhas, Chief Engineer, PMGSY, Jammu was the chief guest and Ravi Chanyal, FIE... Read more