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304, 2017

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

April 3rd, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

2503, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

March 25th, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

912, 2016

Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Financing for Development, Health, News|

Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.

912, 2016

China, Mongolia and Russian Federation to open up new era of trade cooperation

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new era of trade cooperation between China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation was opened in Moscow on 8 December 2016, when the governments of the three countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network.

212, 2016

City Mayors Strengthen Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

December 2nd, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

A new coalition of more than 7,100 cities around the world dedicated to addressing climate change at the local level named a new leadership board at a meeting of world city leaders in Mexico City today.

UN Secretary-General”s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg, together with Maroš Šefcovic, Vice President of the […]

2811, 2016

‘Ashgabat Statement’ endorsed at first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport

November 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, News|

More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.

2511, 2016

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

November 25th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure|

The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

1011, 2016

Cities striving to play key role in implementing Paris Agreement

November 10th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

The Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at COP22 showcased the potential of local action, focusing on resilience and building efficiency.

2810, 2016

Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

October 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships|

High-Level Advisory Group offers ten-point plan to advance sustainable transport

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Finding that global, national and local transport systems […]

2010, 2016

UN conference agrees new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited.

“We have analyzed and discussed the challenges […]