By 2030, without significant investment to improve the resilience of cities around the world, climate change may push up to 77 million urban residents into poverty.
ECUADOR – Quito, 17–20 October 2016
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.
In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.
After the release of the Surabaya Draft of the New Urban Agenda at the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the Habitat III Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia in July 2016, the New Urban Agenda has finally been agreed on at the Habitat III Informal Intergovernmental Meeting which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 7 to 10 September 2016, and it will be adopted in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016.
On 17 June 2016, member of the UCR-CoP met to discuss the development of the Vietnam City Resilience Index (VN-CRI) which is being developed by The Asia Foundation (TAF), the Institute for Social and Environment Transition (ISET), the Urban Development Agency (UDA), and the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA). The workshop to get inputs for the Vietnam City Resilience Index (VN-CRI) was held at the Asian Development Bank Office in Hanoi.
Implementing the tasks approved in the National Strategy and National Action Plan for Green Growth, simultaneously to promote and enhance the cooperation and network between the potential partners in the field of construction and urban development towards Green Growth in Vietnam, for the first time, the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Planning and Investment jointly organize VIETNAM URBAN GREEN GROWTH WEEK 2015 from November 45,2015 in Hanoi.
Nairobi, 7 May 2015– UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”), a major private sector organization in China have jointly launched a biennial Youth Innovation Awards Programme
HA NOI, 14 January 2015 — Tam Ky and Quy Nhon will be the first cities included in the Viet Nam City Development Strategies Project (CDS), officials announced on Tuesday. The CDS project aims to create city-development strategies that involve all stakeholders, using the cities themselves as the driving force behind development. “Cities contributed up to 75 per cent of the country’s GDP and created millions of jobs, serving as economic hubs to boost development,” said Do Viet Chien, director of the Ministry of Construction’s Urban Development Agency.
The policy dialogue entitled “Climate change and capacity building for climate resilience of local community: Knowledge and Experience sharing among central provinces in adaption planning” was held in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province in August 12th 2014. Participants of this meeting include 35 delegates who are director, deputy director, officials of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Department of Construction (DoC), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Department (DARD), the Department of Transportation (DoT) from five central provinces of Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen; and representatives of the Ministry of Construction (MoC), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), and the National Assembly.
“Students and teachers in Cam Le District, Da Nang, are all too familiar with the impact of disasters,” said Mr. Phi Chau, senior official of the Department of Education and Training (DOET) of Da Nang, Vietnam, as he officially opened the “We Paint to Act Against Climate Change” contest at Ngo Quyen Primary School in May 2014. The event was part of the Integrative Education for Urban Climate Resilience Project, which works toward developing and piloting integrative curricula for climate change education in all schools in Cam Le District.