WORLD NOW


  • Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – lives in cities today and 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030.
  • 95 per cent of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in developing world.
  • 883 million people live in slums today and most them are found in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia.
  • The world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions.
  • Rapid urbanization is exerting pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health.
  • As of 2016, 90% of urban dwellers have been breathing unsafe air, resulting in 4.2 million deaths due to ambient air pollution. More than half of the global urban population were exposed to air pollution levels at least 2.5 times higher than the safety standard.

WORLD 2030


    GOAL: MAKE CITIES INCLUSIVE, SAFE, RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE

  • Access to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services ensured for all
  • Access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems provided for all by improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
  • Inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries enhanced
  • Strengthened efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • Significantly reduced number of deaths and people affected by disasters; substantially decreased direct economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
  • Reduce adverse per capita environmental impact of cities by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
  • Universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces provided, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

HOW?


  • Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
  • By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
  • Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

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