Urban Energy

“Achieving sustainable energy for all is an ambitious but achievable goal”.
Ban Ki-moon,Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Cities today are home to half of the world’s population, consume 60-80 percent of the World’s energy resources and produce 70 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions that contribute to climate change. Cities must play a major role in achieving sustainable development and sustainable consumption. Well planned and managed cities can minimise energy consumption and enable all citizens to consume resources more efficiently.
Women and Urban Energy- International Women's Day
Nairobi, 7 Mar 14
On International Women's Day, UN-Habitat highlights the important role played by women and girls in urban energy issues and renews our commitment to strengthen and expand our efforts to bring access of modern energy to women.
Kigali hosts meeting on energy efficiency
Kigali, 17 Jun 13
The city of Kigali in Rwanda two months ago hosted a regional workshop on energy efficiency in building codes.
UN-Habitat launches a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre
Nairobi, 19 Feb 13
UN-Habitat launched the construction of a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre at St. Christine Community School Centre in Kibera Kenya. The project which is funded by DANIDA and UN-Habitat, is a joint initiative by the local community, Under the Same Sky project, and Umande Trust in partnership with VE International (Denmark).  It is the first of a series of Multifunctional Clean Energy Centres that UN-Habitat plans to construct in other Sub-Saharan African cities.
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