Top UN officials have highlighted the “extraordinary” contributions of grassroots communities in towns and cities across the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and urged that their unique efforts be built on, during recovery.
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo
This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the [...]
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.