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List of Press Releases - 2019-6

UNECE Forum of Mayors will strengthen engagement with local authorities to deliver on 2030 Agenda (07 October 2019)

Local authorities are on the front line in addressing some of today’s most pressing sustainability challenges, including climate change, environmental degradation, social inclusion and mobility. However, despite their responsibility for actions affecting citizens’ lives every single day, making ...
UNECE issues updated Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets (03 October 2019)

The global financial crisis of 2008 was the result of inadequate regulation of financial and real estate markets. Real estate bubbles were allowed to inflate, mortgage lending was inadequately supervised, the financial markets were allowed to develop complex financial instruments that few ...
UNECE and City of Trondheim, Norway, join forces for smart and sustainable urban development with new Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence (03 October 2019)

UNECE and the Norwegian City of Trondheim have agreed to establish a Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence to advance sustainable housing as a foundation for urban development. This is the fifth Centre to be created by UNECE. The Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing endorsed by UNECE ...
Belarus advances on sustainable housing and land management, but further efforts needed to enhance energy efficiency and ensure affordability for all (03 October 2019)

Belarus has made considerable progress in implementing sustainable housing and land management policies over the last decade, but targeted efforts will be required to address remaining challenges, according to a new UNECE report. The Second UNECE Country Profile on Housing and Land Management for ...
UNECE and Mayors launch Trees in Cities Challenge to scale up climate action in urban areas (21 September 2019)

Urban areas are responsible for an estimated 75% of C02 emissions worldwide, making city-level action critical for global efforts to address the climate emergency. Mayors and other key urban leaders can play a pivotal role in localizing climate action, with immediate impact on the ground and ...
Mayors call for greater recognition by the United Nations of the key role of local governments in achieving the SDGs (08 April 2019)

Cities play an essential role in addressing some of today’s major sustainability challenges, whether it comes to reducing the impact of climate change, giving people a home, strengthening resilience to disasters or reducing pollution. Mayors meeting today at the United Nations in Geneva for the ...