This technical document is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers in this process. It starts with recognizing that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems such as climate change. It accepts that, with an increasing proportion of the worlds population living in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries, these are important sites for engaging with the environment. The report describes the social and economic benefits that can be generated by addressing environmental challenges such as cliamte change, and provides convincing evidence to support engagement with these issues.

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Organization: UNEP

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Transport, Urban, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Technology, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English