Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms have heavy impacts on the infrastructure, livelihoods, and human health in cities. Cities around the world are spearheading innovative solutions in many areas of low-emission climate-resilient development and environmental sustainability, including energy, transportation, water and waste management and disaster risk reduction. Cities are also increasingly joining forces and learning from each other to collectively strengthen environmental protection.
From May to June 2021, UNOSSC and UN-Habitat opened a joint call for submissions, inviting city stakeholders to share their innovative experiences on environmental sustainability and climate change.
Under the South-South Cities Project Framework, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) produced the report “Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action through South-South and Triangular Cooperation”. The publication features 12 case studies from 15 cities in six sectors, providing useful insights on practical and effective solutions to inspire, replicate, and upscale South-South and triangular cooperation at the sub-national level in different contexts.
About: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) promotes, coordinates, and supports South-South and triangular cooperation globally. Through the South-South Cities Project, UNOSSC fosters city-to-city partnerships, the exchange of innovative approaches, and with the support of UN system agencies, the development of pilot projects in cities in developing countries.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Through its Waste Wise Cities programme, UN-Habitat inspires, catalyzes, guides, monitors, enables, and mobilizes support for local governments to work towards improved waste management, resource efficiency and sustainable cities and communities,