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In a major new partnership, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Costa Rica and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) launched the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance to stimulate greater political leadership in the sector.
Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.
The Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at COP22 showcased the potential of local action, focusing on resilience and building efficiency.
A major global conference, aiming to set a "New Urban Agenda," will “help us to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities,” according to Ban Ki-moon, begins this weekend in Quito.
EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide.
UN Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory has created a new UN Global Sample of Cities to monitor, report, and advise on world urbanization trends, conditions and developments.
Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities.