SouthViews No. 174, 5 February 2019
Scientific and Efficient Establishment of Urban Environmental and Resource Management System
By Youba Sokona
Transformation in urban areas needs to happen now to achieve sustainable development and fight against climate change. This transformation needs to be inclusive by focusing on social justice, power asymmetries and vulnerable populations; and requires all actors at the national and international level to collaborate in order to exchange information, generate and work with accurate data, develop technology and provide the financial resources for the implementation of the right programs and policies. These are messages of the keynote speech by Prof. Youba Sokona, South Centre Senior Adviser on Sustainable Development and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice-Chair, at the “Forum on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. He also highlighted the main take-aways from the recently released IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
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This article was tagged: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Exchange of Information (EOI), Global Warming of 1.5°C, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Cooperation, Social Justice, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Urban Development