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All posts tagged "Climate Change"

  • Belmopan / UN-Habitat collaboration to update the Master Plan of the Capital of Belize

    UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design team visited the City of Belmopan in Belize last week in order to approve and discuss the draft new Master Plan for the city. The team, comprising of UN-Habitat’s Climate Change Planning...

    • Posted December 23, 2016
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  • Final Evaluation: Promoting low emission urban development strategies in emerging economy countries’ (Urban-LEDS)

    This Final Evaluation of the Urban-LEDS Project was carried out during the period May – September 2016. The Objective of the Project is “to enhance the transition to low emission urban development in emerging economy...

    • Posted December 22, 2016
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  • Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement

    ‘Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement’ – a comparative review of Nationally Determined Contributions for Urban Content”, a UN-Habitat publication coming on the heels of Habitat III and launched at COP-22. The adoption of the New Urban...

    • Posted December 22, 2016
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  • Lineamientos para el Plan de Acción Climático a Nivel Urbano

    Las ciudades están jugando un papel central en la respuesta global al cambio climático a través de la reducción de las emisiones de gas de efecto invernadero y de la adaptación a los efectos del cambio climático. Los gobiernos locales tienen...

    • Posted October 6, 2016
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  • Vietnam commits to green growth and climate change resilience

    Tam Ky City 01 September 2016 — UN-Habitat in association with the Vietnam Urban Forum, Ministry of Construction and Quang Nam Province People’s Committee organised the Vietnam Forum on Urban Planning and Development towards Green Growth and Climate...

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat participates in Resilient Cities 2016 Global Forum

    Bonn, 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat participated in the 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation (Resilient Cities 2016). The Forum hosted more than 320 participants, approximately 150 speakers, 34 sessions and a number of side events....

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • 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

    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...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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

    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 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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  • 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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  • 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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