All posts tagged "Climate Change"

  • Cross-Cutting_Issues_Progress_Report
    Cross-Cutting Issue Progress Report 2015

    The Cross-Cutting issues focused within UN-Habitat are human rights, gender, the youth and climate change. As part of the UN family, UN-Habitat is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in all of its activities. In...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • Information and Communication Technology for Urban Climate Action
    Information and Communication Technology for Urban Climate Action

    Today’s connected, mobile and increasingly digital life is expanding into more areas of society. Innovation opportunities across society seem endless.Over the coming years, ICT infrastructure performance will increase rapidly, fuelled by technology advances, bringing new opportunities for...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Guiding-Principles-for-Climate-City-Planning-Action-302x400
    Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning

    The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. These principles, shown below, developed through a robust and...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • City-Climate-action-01
    Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning

    04 Dec 2015, Paris, France. UN-Habitat launched the ‘Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning’ on Friday at the Climate Change Conference COP-21 in Paris. The principles establish benchmarks for action planning in cities, based on international...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • E-learning
    UN-Habitat and UN CC:Learn launch an e-learning module on climate change and cities

    Nairobi, o3 December 2015 – UN-Habitat has developed together with UN CC:Learn, the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership, an e-learning module on climate change and cities. This module responds to the need for climate change education...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • UrbanLedsProject
    Interim Evaluation of the Urban LEDS Project, Synthesis Report, September 2015

    The Urban-LEDS Project “Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries” (the Project) was initiated in partnership between United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability to support low emissions...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • IntegratingClimateChangeintoCDS
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies

    This guidebook on integrating climate change into city development strategies (CDS) attempts to provide a modest input into the effort of unifying two key thematic areas, Climate Change and City Development Strategies. This attempt of climate proofing...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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    Latin America is preparing for COP 21

    Bogota, 21 September 2015– Environmentalists, government and NGO officials gathered in Bogota, Colombia between 20 and 23 September for the Latin American summit, as part of preparations for the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • ClimateChangeStrategy
    UN Habitat Climate Change Strategy 2014-2019

    The purpose of the present Climate Change Strategy (2014-19) is to guide UN-Habitat in the mainstreaming of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in all of its work. This reflects the designation of climate change as...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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  • Kathmandu-Valley-Nepal
    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    The overall objective of the study was to sensitize and strengthen the response and capacity of governments and stakeholders in the Kathmandu Valley to the impacts of climate change.

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • Mayors launch urban climate change alliance at Vatican symposium_1
    Mayors launch urban climate change alliance at Vatican symposium

    Vatican, 24 July 2015 – Mayors from cities around the world have signed a declaration at a symposium on sustainable cities which includes a commitment of mayors and other partners to contribute to implementation of the urban...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • Cities&ClimateChangeIntroduction
    Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction

    Decision-makers who guide urban development need the most reliable and current information possible upon which to act. Unfortunately a good deal of information – some contradictory, not all trustworthy – is in circulation regarding climate change and...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Castries, St Lucia - Castries is the capital of the island of St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands in the West Indies.
    The Caribbean holds fifth Urban Forum

    Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 June 2015 – The fifth edition of the Caribbean Urban Forum held in Castries (Saint Lucia) drew to a close on Friday 12 June, after three days of intensive discussions on sustainable urbanization....

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • SIDS-1
    Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

    This document provides a contextual understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change in relation to human settlements in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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    Pakistan Minister and UN-Habitat launch the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad

    Islamabad 8 June 2015—Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Mushahidullah Khan, last Friday launched the publication “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)”. The well attended event coincided with the celebration of...

    • Posted June 8, 2015
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  • Urban LED Projects
    Urban-LEDS Project Cities in Action – Update 2014 Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economies

    Responding to population growth, climate change, limited global resources and the need for sustainable development, the Urban-LEDS project is a flagship international climate change mitigation project funded by the European Union. It supports rapidly growing cities in...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • New Picture
    How the United Nations System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change

    Climate change and sustainable development are the central challenges of our time. They are inseparably linked and need to be addressed together. Action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate impacts is essential for...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • CCCI October 2014 newsletter
    CCCI October 2014 newsletter: ‘City’ Initiatives Launched at UN Climate Summit

    UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) Newsletter.In this issue (October 2014):– ‘City’ Initiatives Launched at UN Climate Summit– UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director chairs Cities Forum– Local Governments implementing climate change and disaster risk reduction into land use...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Makassar,-Indonesia---Climate-Change-Vulnerability-Assessment
    Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Climate change is already affecting millions of people worldwide. In urban areas, which are typically characterized by significantly higher population density, climate change will exacerbate and compound existing vulnerabilities, especially for the urban poor.

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Delegates at the recent Euro-Asia dialogu
    Climate diplomacy and urban resilience on the table in Myanmar

    Yangon, 10 September, 2014- A landmark dialogue took place in early September in Yangon, Myanmar to enhance discussions between European and Asian partners on climate change and urban resilience. The aim of the Euro-Asia Dialogue organised by...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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