Human Settlements & Population

Wujin, China Joins UN-HABITAT's Sustainable Urbanization Initiative [viewed]

7 July 2010: The UN Human Settlements programme (UN-HABITAT) has reported that the city of Wujin, China, has become the first Chinese city to join "The 100 Cities Initiative for Sustainable Urbanisation.”

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World Cities Summit 2010 Focuses on Sustainable Cities [viewed]

1 July 2010:  The World Cities Summit 2010, organized by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), took place in Singapore from 29 June-1 July 2010, under the theme "Liveable and Sustainable Cities for the Future."

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Security Mobility Initiative Advocates Adaptation Strategy for African Pastoralists [viewed]

29 June 2010: The Security Mobility Initiative has released a report titled "Advocating for Safe Movement as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Pastoralists in the Horn and East Africa."

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UN Secretary-General Launches 2010 MDGs Report [viewed]

23 June 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2010, a yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs.

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Third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development Adopts Solo Declaration [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Government of Indonesia co-organized the third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) in the city of Solo, Indonesia, from 22-24 June 2010.

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UNFCCC Holds Technical Workshop on Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options from 22-24 June 2010, in Madrid, Spain.

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ADB Releases Report on Ho Chi Minh City's Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

1 June 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled "Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change," which aims to assist Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People's Committee in adapting to and coping with climate change and variability.

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World Bank Stresses Housing Sector's Mitigation Potential [viewed]

18 June 2010: Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank, underscored the potential of the housing sector in terms of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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UN/ISDR Warns Against Building in Flood-Prone Areas [viewed]

18 June 2010: After a week of massive flooding in Myanmar, France and China, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has urged governments to take flood risk into account in urban planning, and citizens to avoid building in flood prone areas.  

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APEC Energy Ministers Focus on Low-Carbon Energy Security [viewed]

19 June 2010: The ninth meeting of the Energy Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened in Fukui, Japan, on 19 June 2010, under the theme "Low Carbon Paths to Energy Security: Cooperative Energy Solutions for a Sustainable APEC," and agreed to improve energy efficiency and increase the clean energy supply in the APEC region.

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