Authored by NewClimate Institute and The Climate Group and powered by CDP data, ‘States, cities and businesses leading the way: a first look at decentralized climate commitments in the US’ shows that the US can already meet half of its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement by 2025, if the 342 commitments included in the analysis are imp

A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years.

This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012.

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving the poorest people in the world's fast-growing cities access to affordable, clean energy supplies, while wiping out the use of hazardous

As the plight of the world’s urban poor occupies an irrevocable priority of the global development agenda, fresh steps being proposed by a panel of experts on how to reform the United Nation’s curr

Ahead of a major meeting next week, a prominent group of civil society representatives is urging the United Nations to strengthen its coordinated response to rapid urbanisation by copying mechanism

Cities can ‘hack’ global sustainability goals for their own purposes, report says. A new report shows that even though the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed with national governments in mind, the majority of the targets are relevant to cities.

Indian cities are crucial to the response to climate change. As the bulk of their infrastructure is yet to be built, their current decisions can lock-in, or lock-out, inclusive and climate resilient forms.

Millions of residents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world don’t have access to clean, reliable energy, and the challenge of reaching them is not getting easier.

Most developed countries now implicitly or explicitly aim to promote more compact urban forms, as compactness is associated with a wide range of positive effects: increases in productivity due to agglomeration economies, travel time savings, and a smaller ecological footprint due to lower energy and land consumption.

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