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“Ordinary cities” needed to tackle climate change in cities, says UN-Habitat  
Nairobi, 11 Sept 13
A focus on “ordinary cities”, including every day practices and local knowledge, is needed to address climate change issues and explore the responses that are emerging.
Mobility bloggers win a trip to EcoMobility Festival  
Nairobi, 30 Aug 13
Nairobi, 30 September 2013: Three lucky international students have won sponsored trips to the EcoMobility Festival in Suwon, South Korea, for their blogs about non-motorised transport in their home towns.
Secretary-General to press urban agenda at Rio +20  
New York, 24 Apr 12
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.
Joining hands on the critical role of cities ahead of Rio + 20  
Nairobi, 20 Feb 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday hailed the joint collaboration of UN-Habitat and its sister agency, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Call for Expressions of Interest: Document good practices on urban Climate Change adaptation and resilience in Asia-Pacific  
, 15 Feb 12
A prestigious award for UN-HABITAT staff photographer  
Durban, South Africa, 7 Dec 11
UN-HABITAT’s staff photographer, Mr. Julius Mwelu, this week was announced the winner of the Connect4Climate (C4C) photographic award at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Bukina Faso  
Nairobi, 3 Nov 11
Burkina Faso celebrated World Habitat Day for a whole month this year for the 26th time. Highlights includedthe broadcast of a documentary film on flooding, with posters around the capital, and a message by Mr. Yacouba Barry, Minister of Housing and Urbanism on climate change. A public convention was held during which a storm water project at the Bangr ' Wéogo city park in Ouagadougou was launched, thanks to funding of USD 12.6 million (XOF 6 billion) from the West African Development Bank. There were special events held for the homeless, architects, and the National Habitat Coalition.Lire la suite en français
Urban Climate Change Adaptation Course concludes in Korea  
Gangwon , 15 Oct 11
Urban planners and decision-makers from 10 Asian countries concluded a course on cities and climate change adaptation. The course which focused on vulnerability assessment and climate change action plans helps cities improve their planning and response to climate change.
Housing, shelter, climate change top Latin America, Caribbean agenda  
Asuncion, Paraguay, 19 Sept 11
Ministers and senior officials from Latin America and the Caribbean MINURVI group last week brought climate change and housing issues to the top of their agenda in preparation for a series of major international and regional meetings.
Keynote address of the Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar C. Binay to the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Exhibition.  
Bangkok, Thailand, 7 Sept 11
The recently drafted national climate change action plan or NCCAP seeks to spell out a ridge-to-reef strategy to bring about sustainable climate change actions. In line with the NCCAP, HUDCC is working with UN-HABITAT and other government agencies in defining details on processes and techniques to strengthen the poor’s housing and settlement as they face the downward risks from the ridge like flooding and landslide, and the inward risks from the sea like storm surge, strong typhoons and sea level rise.
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