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Cities are engines for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

With the majority of the global population now living in cities and the numbers growing daily, making cities inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the…  


Sustainable Urban Mobility: What can YOU(TH) do?

Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, New York.  


The Future of Cities

Statement delivered by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the High Level Political Forum Side Event: 'Future of Cities: Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development'  


A tidal wave of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.  



Call for Applications for 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018…  


Urbanization: A multidimensional challenge and opportunity for health, well-being and equity

Dramatic images from some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities make visible the impact of air pollution. But what the headlines do not capture is the full scope of the profoundly negative…  


Cities 2030: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

In October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), serving as a new vision for our cities and…  


Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


The reality of climate change

Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme weather events could become the new normal. It's just one reason we need bold climate action.  

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