UN-Habitat partners with Shanghai SUS Environment to advance sustainable waste-to-energy urban infrastructure
February 8, 2024
Nairobi, 7 February 2024 — The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Shanghai SUS Environment entered into a memorandum of understanding on 19 January 2024 to promote the development and delivery of sustainable waste-to-energy urban infrastructure projects. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Mr. Neil Khor, Special…
UN-Habitat and Ethos Invest Limited sign a Letter of Intent to deliver transformative urban finance
November 27, 2023
UN-Habitat and Ethos Ventures have come together to spearhead collaborative efforts to enhance the availability of financial resources for sustainable urban development initiatives. This partnership will not only support UN-Habitat in addressing the funding gaps within its mandate but also foster the realization of projects that contribute to the sustainable…
UN-Habitat and South Pole announce cities investment advisory platform to scale up climate finance under Cities Investment Facility
May 12, 2023
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and South Pole Carbon Asset Management Limited (South Pole) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Cities Investment Advisory Platform with the goal of enhancing and mobilizing greater levels of climate finance in cities. This platform aims to enhance climate…
High-Level Meeting on Financing Sustainable Urban Development
Publication date: 2023
The World Cities Day High-Level Meeting Summary Report is part of a vision to increase advocacy and crowd in industry experts worldwide to discuss the current global financing landscape of sustainable urban development and provide recommendations for strategic action to enhance existing financing mechanisms to catalyse sustainable urban development.
In recognition of this, UN-Habitat, Borsa Istanbul, and Think City jointly hosted a High-Level Meeting: A Dialogue on Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on October 30, 2023, under the Global Observance of World Cities Day 2023. This High-Level meeting gathered prominent figures from the global financial, construction, infrastructure, consulting, governmental, academia, and multilateral agencies to discuss the current financing landscape for the SDGs and provide recommendations to Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-Habitat.
As the first iteration of many dialogues to come on the topic of sustainable urban finance, this summary report sets the foundation for future reference and represents the commitment of Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif to this cause of ensuring a sustainable urban future for all.