City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development

UNOSSC in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) are launching the joint report “City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development” that focuses on how cities of the Global South are using innovative, collaborative and evidence-based processes to tackle these challenges.

Cities consume more than two thirds of the world’s energy and, therefore, have a significant carbon footprint, accounting for more than 70 percent of global C02 emissions. Nevertheless, cities are at the frontier of innovation and could deliver sustained, inclusive growth and developmental outcomes for their inhabitants. Moving forward, cities will continue to face challenges from increasing urbanization – we are seeing those challenges brought into stark focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change makes the efforts of cities all the more important.

This is why, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), are launching the joint report “City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development” that focuses on how cities of the Global South are using innovative, collaborative and evidence-based processes to tackle these challenges..

Scientists, government officials and partners have examined three broad issues that are pertinent to sustainable development for cities, namely:
• How does the evolving context and challenges of climate change impact cities?
• What good practices and experiences emerge from management of the urban space through diverse, inclusive and sustainable strategies?
• How can South-South and triangular cooperation help to facilitate wider developmental outcomes?

We invite you to listen to the co-authors interviews and read the case studies that highlight how South-South cooperation can help strengthen solidarity between cities in developing countries, including by helping them to address shared problems.

For more information please contact Muriel Obon muriel.obon@unossc.org or Ione Anderson ianderson@dir.iai.int.

Cities consume more than two thirds of the world’s energy and, therefore, have a significant carbon footprint, accounting for more than 70 percent of global C02 emissions. Nevertheless, cities are at the frontier of innovation and could deliver sustained, inclusive growth and developmental outcomes for their inhabitants. Moving forward, cities will continue to face challenges from increasing urbanization – we are seeing those challenges brought into stark focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change will makes the efforts of cities all the more important.

This is why, the UNOSSC in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) are launching the joint report “City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development” that focuses on how cities of the Global South are using innovative, collaborative and evidence-based processes to tackle these challenges.

Scientists and government officials and partner organizations have examined three broad issues that are pertinent to sustainable development for cities, namely:
• How does the evolving context and challenges of climate change impact cities;
• What good practices and experiences emerge from management of the urban space through diverse, inclusive and sustainable strategies;
• How can South-South and triangular cooperation help to facilitate wider developmental outcomes?

We invite you to listen to the co-authors and read the case studies that highlight how South-South cooperation can help strengthen solidarity between cities in developing countries, including by helping them to address shared problems.

Interviews with co-authors of the report

Interviews with co-authors of the report

Discussion Forum: City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development

IMPORTANT:
- You can login to the discussion forum with your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter or Google) or you can quickly set up a DISQUS account. You can also post as a guest.
- If you want to be notified by e-mail when other people post or reply to your posts, you have to login and click on the option “Subscribe” located at the bottom of the forum.
- This forum is a multilingual interactive space and you are welcome to post in any language you would like.