Associations representing more than 80,000 planners globally join forces on climate action

Bonn, 11 November 2017 – A new initiative launched today by UN-Habitat and its partners brings together associations of urban and regional planners from around the world to contribute to the debate and decisions on climate action.

While urban areas account for around two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions from global energy use, one of the key communities shaping the way cities grow – planners – have to date been predominantly omitted.

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Strengthening Partnerships for a New African Urban Agenda: Conference Report (French Version)

Pour affirmer l’engagement effectif des pays africains dans le processus de production d'un ‘Agenda urbain’ pour le 21ème siècle qui reconnaît l’évolution constante des civilisations humaines, les gouvernements du Nigeria et du Ghana se sont engagés à mobiliser, dans le cadre de la Conférence d’Habitat II, les moyens nécessaires pour lancer un processus préparatoire dynamique, fondé sur des données factuelles et hautement inclusif, et impliquer, à travers un projet intitulé ‘le Renforcement des partenariats pour un nouveau programme africain de développement urbain’, tous les acteurs

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Strengthening Partnerships for a New African Urban Agenda: Conference Report

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In order to ensure that there would be effective engagement by African countries in the process of generating an ‘Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century which recognizes the ever-changing dynamics of human civilization, the Governments of Nigeria and Ghana have committed tofacilitate an active, evidence-based and highly inclusive Preparatory Process for Habitat II, with all stakeholders from across the continent in atendance, through a project entitled the ‘Strengthening Partnerships for a New Africa Urban Agenda’.