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Greener Cities Partnership (UN-Habitat and UN Environment)
To advocate and promote environmental sustainability in urban development, and to mainstream environmental considerations into urban policy making, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme have jointly developed to the Greener Cities Partnership.
For over two decades, a partnership framework between the two agencies has been a useful instrument to promote dialogue and cooperation. After the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in October 2016 in Ecuador’s capital Quito, the role of the partnership in implementing the urban environmental targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is more crucial than ever.
By integrating the complementary expertise of UN Environment and UN-Habitat, the Greener Cities Partnership is an incubator of ideas for collaboration and innovation, while serving local, national and international stakeholders in a variety of activities.