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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 12:22
This Thursday (22nd) Thai Airways International (THAI) is set to be the first airline in Asia to fly a commercial passenger flight using biofuels to support the Company's Travel Green initiative which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. THAI will operate the first passenger biofuels flight on December 22nd from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Passengers will consist of 100... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 08:54
A UN-HABITAT slum upgrading project in Accra, Ghana has received accolades for the positive impact it has made on the life of the beneficiaries. At the culmination of a recent three day Conference for Housing Excellence the UN-HABITAT sponsored Slum Upgrading Facility project in Ashaiman- an Accra low income housing area- was judged the best social innovative housing project for the urban poor... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10:46
Thanks to a USDv 4.6 million grant from the government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), UN-Habitat this week announced the launch of the thrid phase the Kosovo Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme. Since the end of the war in Kosovo in 1999, UN-HABITAT has been promoting good governance, security of tenure, sustainable human settlements development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:03
Hamburg/Montreal, 12 December 2011. Today, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Future Council in Hamburg, Germany, in order to establish a framework of cooperation in promoting the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 2011 to 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The World... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 09:39
President Zillur Rahman of Bangladesh opened the country's first urban forum this week at a ceremony addressed by a range of top officials. "We need to manage the urbanisation process to ensure sustainable development," President Rahman said in an opening address. His country, one of the fastest urbanising nations in the the region, is expected to see its urban population reach 80 million by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 18:55
The ancient city of Ikogunsi will comes alive on 30th of December 2011 as the junior section of 19th Osun company of Boys Brigade of Nigeria with support from Child & Green Foundation. The kids will have fun time at the pool side of the spring after a tour to the brook of the warm and cold spring. more picture a day after the event on our Facebook page visit Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:22
The threat posed by climate change demands the development of innovative, low carbon solutions for lighting, vehicles, and heating and cooling systems. Since public authorities purchase large volumes of these products and services amounting to two billion euro, there is enormous, largely untapped potential for progress in the area of public procurement. The Building SPP project, funded by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:16
1.Medium Term Strategy and Institutional Plan (TSIP) 2.UN-Habitat Climate Change Strategy 2010-2013 3.UN-Habitat Monitoring and Evaluation Manual 4.UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative -Information Sheet 5.The State of African Cities 2010 - Governance, Inequality and Urban Land Market , UN-Habitat 6Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 - Cities and Climate Change, UN-Habitat 7.Land,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 16:00
In the face of limited resources, the world needs to make drastic changes to its energy infrastructure and consumption patterns. Although industries, institutions and public administrations are beginning to adopt sustainable energy policies, at the same time information technology has become indispensable in our lives, with data interchange doubling every two years. Therefore, a solution that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 15:56
Following the official completion of the Sustainable NOW project, a brochure collecting experiences of partners in developing their local sustainable energy action plans (known as LEAPs or SEAPs) has been published. It gives readers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of such plans and use its step-by-step guide to successfully implement them. ICLEI coordinated the Sustainable NOW project... Read more