Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Developing local capacities and mechanisms for adapting and implementing global principles and norms of sustainable urbanisation (including related MEAS e.g. on climate change; air quality; water management, biodiversity);Strengthening the capacities of local (and national) actors for contributing local experiences and expertise to the formulation of global principles and norms.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Ethiopia - Abu Dhabi
Government of India - Chennai
Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Poland - Katowice
Government of South Africa - Cape Town
Government of Sweden - Stockholm
Government of Thailand - Bangkok
Government Number of National Commissions
Government authorities and legislative bodies

Major Groups:
WACLAC (Kenya)
IULA (Netherlands)
Associations of Local Authorities ()
International NGOs ()
Professional Associations ()
Six Individual lead Cities ()
private sector ()

UN System::
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (Kenya)
Localising Agenda 21 Programme (UNCHS -Habitat) (Kenya)
UN-HABITAT/UNEP Sustainable Cities Prog (Kenya)
Global Environment Facility (GEF) (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
International funding agencies ()

Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2007-05-01
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)

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