• Submitted by: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
  • Topic: Sustainable cities and human settlements
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  • Date of completion: 2007-09-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Local Environmental Planning and Management (EPM)


Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Major Groups:
Capacity build institutions/local resource network ()
Local authorities in 15 cities ()

UN System:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), DPDL (Kenya)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (Kenya)
Localising Agenda 21 Programme (UNCHS -Habitat) (Kenya)
UN-HABITAT/UNEP Sustainable Cities Programme (Kenya)
International Labour Organization (ILO) (Switzerland)
UNDP (United States of America)

Description/achievement of initiative

Strengthening the capacities of local authorities and their public, private and community partners to achieve more sustainable urban development, socially, economically and environmentally;Reducing poverty by working on sustainable urbanisation through more efficiently and equitably use of environmental resources and control of environmental hazards in urban development planning.

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