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The New Urban Agenda was adopted in October 2016 at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. It is a result of a unique consensus among all participating states. The document sets out a common vision and global standards for urban development in the coming decades.
The New Urban Agenda comes at a critical moment when, for the first time in history, over half of the world’s population is residing in cities. Cities, if planned and managed well, will become the main tool for sustainable development and have the potential to be a solution to many of the challenges our planet is facing today. The New Urban Agenda lays out the vision for future cities based on the science of urban development providing tools in crucial areas.
The Theme of the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – places the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, along with the World Health Organisation, UN Environment and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, will host a training event during the Forum. This event will present ideas for raising awareness about air pollution and solutions cities can implement to reduce emissions that are dangerous for public health and the environment.