- Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
- UN-Habitat, UN Environment, Urban Pathways project
Urbanisation is increasing rapidly, particularly in Asia and Africa. While an enabler of economic growth, the consequences of unplanned urbanisation and growing income inequality and social segregation in cities have pose threat to environment as well as on cities' cohesion limiting access to urban services, in particular energy, transport and waste management. Cities currently account for about 70 per cent of energy consumption and energy related Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Hence, proper urban planning with the integration of energy, transport and resources sectors in the delivery on the NDCs is vital for the success of global climate change mitigation efforts and inclusive urban accessibility. This is a vital objective the New Urban Agenda and this project will aim to help bringing together climate change and urban development objectives, by developing an interface between urban and national actions. The Urban Pathways project will build directly on the commitments delivered by countries as part the UNFCCC and Habitat III processes and develop concrete implementation actions. This event will present the Urban Pathways project, funded the International Climate Initiative of the BMUB and will outline the program to develop concrete low-carbon energy, mobility and waste-management implementation action to deliver on the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement.