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.
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.
Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.
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.
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 [...]
More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.
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.
The Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at COP22 showcased the potential of local action, focusing on resilience and building efficiency.
Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals
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 [...]
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 [...]