Innovative ideas for global urban mobility


The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative has launched a video that highlights the winning projects of the Global Mobility Challenge.

Food for... trash? Garbage cafes in Cambodia and India


Combining recycling and poverty alleviation

Local and Regional Governments call for accelerated action to localize the SDGs at the 2019 HLPF


Achieving the SDGs is possible if the role of local governments is recognized and resources for localization are unlocked.

Public Private Partnerships for Energy Efficiency in Favelas


A Success Story from Brazil - written by Alessandro Galimberti in URBANET

How one man from the slums of Yaoundé turned waste into a business


Twenty years ago, a young man from the slums of Yaoundé founded a local waste collection service. Supported by UN-Habitat he impacted the community around him.

Tree planting has potential to have great impact


The restoration of forested land at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change.

Citizen scientists measure air pollution in Nairobi


Air pollution in Kenya’s capital is on the rise, and there is no escape from it. In an effort to measure this, UN-Habitat’s Urban Pathways project partnered with the University of Nairobi’s Maker...

Grüne Gebäude – der schlafende Riese für den Klimaschutz


Moderne Gebäude tragen zum Umweltschutz bei. Ein Blick in die Ukraine und nach El Salvador zeigt wie.