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Nice Metropolis and Haikou Jointly Explore Tourism, Smart Monitoring, Academic Collaboration & More
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Digital transition
Nature and cultural heritage conservation
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
The Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur (France) and City of Haikou (China) have been cooperating since July 2018, working together in the areas including tourism, e-health, and smart monitoring in urban areas. The pairing is also developing an innovative academic collaboration, and establishing partnerships in the fields of athletics and culture.
Countries: China, France
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
How International Urban Cooperation Supports The 2030 Agenda, New Urban Agenda & the SDGs
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Urban mobility
This report gives an account of how the IUC programme contributes to the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. It outlines the challenges facing cities and how their cooperation has contributed to solving them. The report then takes a closer look at how international agendas affect cities and how progress reporting is set out, particularly given the challenge of accurately capturing the local contribution and achieving a sample that represents diverse cities. Next, the IUC programme and its components are briefly presented, followed by an analysis of how cities and regions engaged in the programme have contributed to the Sustainable Development Agenda. The report concludes with lessons learnt and considerations for a future programme of a comparable nature.
Languages: English
Publisher: UN-Habitat
Published Year: 2020
Kochi Exchange Visit Report
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Circular economy
Climate adaptation
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Water, waste management and sanitation
The report summarizes the key activities during the five-day visit to Vilnius, Lithuania by a delegation from the Indian city of Kochi. The report provides a useful overview of the processes, best practices, and lessons learned in relation to solid waste management, urban mobility, water supply and wastewater, and urban development. Roles and responsibilities, technologies, partnership options and future plans were also elaborated. The visit provided the opportunity to select the topic of cooperation between the two cities (i.e., solid waste management).
Countries: India
Languages: English
Publisher: Centre for Heritage Environment and Development
Published Year: 2018
Overview of International Financial Sources and Institutions
Publication
The Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean that for the first time there is one Agenda for a Sustainable Future that brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious global climate efforts. Despite this favourable environment, a serious gap between funds available and funds deployed in local projects still exists.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Planning a sustainable city through smart & inclusive mobility
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Urban mobility
One of the greatest challenges we face today lies in mobility. Sustainable urban mobility requires a mind shift: where transport in private cars and trucking give way to different modes of public transport, like bicycle lanes and pedestrianised areas, electric vehicles, car sharing and rail freight. More and more cities around the world are rising to the challenge. Creating solutions that ensure the vital flow of people, goods and services, while mitigating climate change and creating healthier cities with better air quality and more inclusive development.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
International financial sources and institutions relevant to city action
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
The scale of the action necessary to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to tackle climate change requires local action. Adequate financing is vital to ensure the feasibility of local sustainability projects, yet at present there is a significant gap between the level of funds available for sustainable urban development and the level of funds deployed. This webinar, the first of three on the topic of financing, shared an overview of the information needed to successfully access financing for sustainable urban development activities. Through presentations by experts, the webinar helped to cut through the complexity of international finance to provide participants with practical information on the requirements to access funding, as well as the best financing schemes available.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
Integrating nature-based flood management into urban planning
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Water, waste management and sanitation
Water is and has been crucial in designing urban spaces and informing urban planning. Approaches towards flood management have changed over time, with the previous focus being on keeping water out of the city, and the more recent approach turning towards natural water management and integrated strategies for dealing with flood risks and promoting urban resilience. Crucial to this process of adapting to floods is the knowledge transfer and cross-cultural exchange of best practices in integrated water management amongst cities. It is with this purpose of encouraging inter-city learning that the IUC programme presents the practical experience of three cities in dealing with different kinds of flood risk through nature-based solutions and other innovative measures.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
Choosing locally-appropriate solutions for wastewater management
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Water, waste management and sanitation
Managing wastewater is becoming increasingly challenging with urban populations growing at an unprecedented rate and infrastructure development often not keeping up. This requires government authorities and public utilities to become more creative and innovative in their approach to wastewater management and in developing solutions that are locally fit for purpose, ecologically sound and that meet the needs of the residents as well as those of the relevant technical and political stakeholders. Innovation in this sector requires a mind shift away from viewing wastewater as ‘waste’ and rather seeing and treating it as a valuable resource. To demonstrate this, the webinar presents two municipal examples from Aarhus (Denmark) and Nagpur (India), as well as an inspiring example from Japan.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
CANTABRIA AND CHIHUAHUA COLLABORATE ON BIOMEDICINE, AGRICULTURE AND SMART TOURISM
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Digital transition
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Cantabria and Chihuahua have come together to exchange on diverse issues such as biomedicine, agriculture, and tourism. Chihuahua is particularly interested in learning from Cantabria’s experience of developing a region-wide innovation strategy.
Countries: Mexico, Spain
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL SOURCES AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Safe, inclusive urban development
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
This second publication of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) financial series aims to give an overview on financial sources at national level that are available for urban development, helping to understand the range of options accessible on the market, and inspire the exploration of innovative solutions. In addition to presenting traditional approaches and forms of municipal finance, this study also seeks to outline innovative solutions for revenue mobilization for local and subnational governments, using case studies for illustration.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019