• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Sustainable Cities: Hubs of Clean Energy Innovation, Low Carbon Industrialization, and Climate Action

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Partner Organization:
    • Global Environment Facility (GEF).

    Habitat III is expected to be a landmark event that will catalyze and reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, by focusing on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Surrounding the Habitat III, UNIDO is therefore organizing a side event to further this vision and provide opportunities for the global family to continue in the ongoing discussions towards concrete action in linking SDGs with climate agreement. Urban development indeed plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth, prosperity and economic integration, and ultimately the sustainable development of cities. With this belief, UNIDO is working closely with its partners to develop and implement projects and programmes to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) that provides opportunities for developing synergies and eco-partnerships between cities and industry for creating employment and fostering clean technology innovations. A sustainable city serves the best interests of industry as it benefits from the efficient and effective functioning of its host cities. The UNIDO side event will highlight the significance and potential of sustainable cities as hubs for innovation, low carbon industrialization and climate action, as well as display effective means of project implementation that integrate interventions in sustainable planning, sustainable investment, and sustainable technologies in line with the New Urban Agenda. Furthermore, UNIDO’s experience within the topic will emphasize the strength of strategic partnerships and global platforms to achieve global environmental benefits at scale, while contributing to inclusive and sustainable development of cities.