Cities generate an estimated 75% of all global CO2 emissions and urban freight contributes up to 40% of these emissions. The industry's environmental impact is only set to increase further as global freight demand is estimated to triple between 2015

Tackling the climate emergency – a security, socioeconomic and environmental crisis – requires the unprecedented transformation of energy systems and an immediate transition to renewable energy across all sectors. For a perspective on why cities and regions are going renewable and

What should a city do if half of its population cannot access a public service? It sounds like a somewhat outlandish question, but for Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, this question highlights a frustrating reality. Although the city has

When working towards sustainable cities, it is essential to make its citizens behave sustainably to overcome environmental exposure. As the population in urban areas is rising it becomes even more important to improve citizen behaviour as inappropriate choices can harm

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY IRINA BOKOVA, DIRECTOR- GENERAL OF UNESCO SINCE 2009. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda

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