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[News] Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018
In the early years of this century, completely new cities began emerging across Asia and Africa, transforming previously unremarkable expanses of land or reclaimed ocean areas. Could some of these new urban creations become the economic... 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
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
Mukono Municipal Council, Uganda celebrated World Habitat Day by working on a backlog of untreated garbage on their compost site - a solid waste management facility established with support from World Bank. This was achieved by organizing intensive work with the communities to clear it. The facility stands on a seven acre piece of land and 40 tonnes of manure are produced per week.
The City of Aguascalientes in Mexico on Monday led the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2011 – a year in which the message is about the huge influence of cities on climate change and its impacts on large population centres. "Experts predict that by the year 2050, global population will have increased by 50 per cent from what it was in 1999. Also by that time, scientists say, global... Read more
Mensaje del Director Ejecutivo de ONU-HABITAT y Secretario General Adjunto de las Naciones Unidas, Dr. Joan Clos[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 - 17:18
Cada año, en el Día Mundial del Hábitat, celebrado el primer lunes de octubre, llamamos la atención del mundo sobre algún tema de relevancia en nuestro cada vez más urbanizado planeta. Este año observamos el impacto de las ciudades al crear cambio climático y, por otro lado, las molestias del clima en las ciudades y lo que estas están haciendo sobre esta cuestión. Vivimos en una era en la que... Read more
Climate change, simply put change in global weather patterns, is unarguably the biggest environmental issue of our time. Climate change is global in its causes but its consequences are far more reaching in developing countries particularly Nigeria whose biodiversity and ecosystems are already faced with other threats like habitat degradation, ecology-economics mismatch and escalating population... Read more