All posts tagged "Cities and Climate Change Initiative"

  • April 2018: Cities and Climate Change Science Conference Helps Set Research Agenda

    cThe CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, held in Edmonton, Canada, March 5-7, created enhanced understanding of the impacts of climate change at the urban level, the range of possible responses, and the role of cities...

    • Posted August 8, 2018
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  • October 2017: Myanmar is Better Equipped to Address Climate Change, Including in Cities

    On 5th June 2017 at the World Environment Day celebrated in the Myanmar capital city Nay Pyi Taw, H.E. the President of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar, U HtinKyaw, addressing a large audience of ministers,...

    • Posted August 8, 2018
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  • May 2017: Adaptation Planning in the City of Honiara, Solomon Islands

    For half a decade UN-Habitat, through its Cities and Climate Change Initiative and Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, has assisted the urban areas, both formal and informal, of the City of Honiara in the Solomon Islands with adaptation...

    • Posted August 8, 2018
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  • July 2016: Climate and disaster resilience planning of vulnerable settlements in Laos PDR funded through the Adaptation Fund

    Following a two year process, UN-Habitat was accredited to the Adaptation Fund in August 2015. It has since successfully submitted a concept note entitled, “Enhancing the climate and disaster resilience of the most vulnerable rural and emerging...

    • Posted August 8, 2018
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  • Paris Agreement

    Global greenhouse gas emissions from human activity have increased significantly since the preindustrial era, driven by socio-economic progress and population growth. This has led to unprecedented atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) recorded over the last 800,000...

    • Posted May 17, 2018
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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, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP22. The adoption...

    • Posted November 9, 2017
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  • Final Evaluation: Promoting low emission urban development strategies in emerging economy countries’ (Urban-LEDS), December 2016

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hundreds attend exhibition on sustainable housing

    Kathmandu 24 August 2015—Hundreds of people including practitioners, entrepreneurs, and students attended a three-day exhibition on ‘Sustainable and Safer Housing Technologies’. The feedback received from visitors showed that there is a huge demand for earthquake resilient low-cost...

    • Posted August 24, 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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  • Gender and Urban Climate Policy

    In the context of gender and climate change, focus is often laid on women as a particularly vulnerable group that is strongly affected by the impacts of climate change. While this is a highly important issue to...

    • Posted June 30, 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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  • UN-Habitat side event at Bonn Climate Change Conference

    Bonn 10 June 2015—UN-Habitat hosted a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference where participants discussed cities as well as the new urban agenda. The Bonn conference was organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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