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UN-HABITAT launches Urban Energy Network in Latin America
San Jose, Costa Rica - 26/10/2010

UN-HABITAT launched its Global Energy Network for Urban Settlements (GENUS) in Latin America this week at a meeting convened to help find innovative solutions for waste management and ways of converting waste into a source of energy.

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  Total Population: 4m
  Urban population: 60%
  Slum to urban population: 13%
  Annual population growth rates:
  Urban: 4%
  Slum: 4%
(2001 estimates)
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Slum Indicators
% urban population with access to:
  Safe Water Source: 98%
  Improved sanitation: 89%
  Sufficient Living area: 100%
(2001 estimates)

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