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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:28
THE World Youth Report: Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, examines the mutually supportive roles of the new agenda and current youth development efforts. The Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides an interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 - 14:41
A recently-released special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores the urgency of reducing emissions significantly and rapidly to achieve the 1.5 degree Celsius scenario (1.5DS) called for in the Paris Agreement, to avoid potentially catastrophic climate impacts by mid-century. The transport sector contributes roughly one quarter of global energy related GHG... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 - 14:22
This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA). It complements other global assessments prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (see Box 1), which have focused on the state of genetic resources within particular sectors of food and agriculture. The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 14:00
Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs away from a simple focus on spending more and toward a focus on spending better on the right objectives, using relevant metrics. It does so by offering a careful and systematic approach to estimating the funding needs to close the service gaps in... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:58
Savills Tech Cities index measures 30 cities from around the world against 100 individual metrics, ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment through to the cost of a flat white coffee, to establish which cities are the most successful homes for tech and start-up companies SUMMARY Savills Tech Cities are important centres for tech in their region and VC investment hotspots.... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:41
Around the world, there are extraordinary growth opportunities for cities, businesses and people. Between 2010 and 2025, nearly half (47%) of GDP growth will come from 443 growth economy cities that are on a trajectory to attract one billion new consumers.1 Growth comes with growing pains related to how cities function, how businesses meet labor needs and how people decide whether a job move is... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:37
Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where both real estate and economic momentum continue to be robust. JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) is now in its sixth iteration. This year it focuses purely on short-term momentum over a three-year horizon, tracking a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators to identify... Read more
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:41
Urban areas are expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2030. Unmanaged urban expansion increases the costs of service provision, deepens spatial inequities, and imposes heavy economic and environmental burdens. New analysis on 499 cities’ urban expansion confirm the challenge of rapid outward expansion are greatest in lower-income cities. Cities with rapid outward expansion are often... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:09
WCCD City Data for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal highlights the fact that high calibre city level data is already building in breadth and depth to support the SDGs, and that this data is essential to the success of the SDGs, since city leaders stand at the pivotal points for global change in building a more sustainable planet. Cities represent more than 80 percent of global GDP... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 15:38
Austerity has hit cities hardest In a spending review year, Cities Outlook 2019 explores how local government cuts since 2010 have impacted UK cities, finding that cities have shouldered almost three-quarters of all local government spending cuts. Not only that, but with an ever-increasing demand for services like social care, cities are dedicating more and more of their spending to these vital... Read more

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