News‎ > ‎

The urban Summit, 18 June 2012, Forte Copacabana

posted May 22, 2012, 11:09 AM by Natalene Poisson   [ updated May 23, 2012, 3:42 AM by Marie Laure Roa ]
The Urban Summit

Recommendations of Local, Regional and Metropolitan Governments for a Sustainable Future

Good Urban Development is key to Sustainable Development

Forte of Copacabana, 18 June 2012 - 9:00-17.00

Building on the preparatory meetings held in New York in April, UCLG and UN-Habitat with the support of Cities Alliance and UNACLA under the auspices of the City of Rio will bring together over 250 Local and Regional Governments representatives to discuss their contributions to the Summit.

In New-York, before the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Member States and other stakeholders, local and sub-national authorities transmitted a sense of urgency: the need to act is now.

They called for concrete actions and measurable commitments and results. They expressed the wish to work towards a « green society » moving from global governance to multi-level governance and defining strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals with the Habitat III conference in 2016 as important milestone.

This event will give all invited stakeholders the opportunity to further elaborate on those ideas through dedicated roundtables (5), and to start developing or strengthening collaborative ways to implement the 8 recommendations made in view of Rio+20 and its aftermath.

OPENING

5 HIGH LEVEL ROUND-TABLES

Basic Services at the core of Sustainable Development Goals

Multilevel Governance: The fair place of Local and Regional Authorities

Cohesion among territories: key to combating poverty

Enabling environments: legal and financial frameworks

Green Growth/Urban Design

Conclusions: Towards a reinvigorated urban agenda: Habitat III

Comments