Urban Environment Newsletter (January, 2005)
The latest edition is published. Inside the second edition you find information about:
- Tsunami Disaster: Helping Cities cope
- Sri Lanka commitment: government and cities' efforts to sustain and mainstream Environmental Planning and Management (EPM)
- Brazil: Bringing urban planning and environment management together
- EMIS: Managing Information for the Urban Environment
- Improving Urban Air Quality in developing countries
- SCP/ILO partnership for "Decent jobs & better services for the poor"
- Publications: "Urban Trialogues" published, LA21 website updated
- Events: The Urban-Rural Link, World Urban Forum II
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UN-HABITAT/SCP – Republic of Korea Collaboration
Seogwipo City begins implementation of its vision as an Ecocity and signs a Letter of Intent with UN-HABITAT to adopt the EPM approach in managing urban development… read more…
Urban Environment Newsletter (August, 2004)
SCP is establishing a regular newsletter to inform the respective partners about the development of the programmes. The objective of this newsletter is not only to share experience within the programmes (i.e. between partners, field projects and offices), but also to emphasise the linkages between the programmes/projects, tools and methodologies used.
Inside this first edition you find information about:
- A joint UN-HABITAT – UNEP Urban Environment Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Expanding non-motorised transport for improved urban mobility Bayamo, Cuba
- Morocco pioneers Local Agenda 21 approaches in the Arab States Region
- Bobo-Dioulasso finds a strategy on Basic Urban Services
- Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) in Kisumu
- Introduction of Partner: InWEnt
- Sustainable Urbanisation at World Urban Forum II
- Alexandria 2003 Global Meeting Report with CD-ROM
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SCP and LA21 Global Meeting in Alexandria,
The Alexandria Governorate, UNEP and UN-HABITAT jointly hosted the SCP and LA21 Global Meeting in Alexandria, Egypt from 29 September to 2 October 2003. The meeting brought together over 200 UNEP and UN-HABITAT partners working on sustainable urbanisation. The over-all theme of the meeting was “Environmentally Sustainable Urbanisation”. The specific Focus of the meeting was “Developing Environmental Planning and Management Capacities for Poverty Reduction” contributing to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, ED UN-HABITAT, opened the Meeting together with the Minister of Local Development, the Minister of State for Environment and the Governor of Alexandria, the host, the Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria, UNEP representative and UNDP Deputy Resident Coordinator. All speakers at the opening emphasised the importance of urban environmental management approaches to support WSSD implementation commitments, linkages to UN-HABITAT's global campaigns on urban governance and secure tenure, 'sustainable urbanisation' including learning from the good experiences from the UN-HABITAT-SCP supported Ismailia project; all towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The ED later held bilateral meetings with high-ranking officials from Egypt and other participating countries/cities.
The meeting results will be posted on the UN-HABITAT/SCP web site and be made available as a report document that will be disseminated to all participants. A meeting with key strategic partners was organised on Ist October 2003 to brainstorm on the formation of a Partners Strategic Steering Group (PSSG). The partners brainstormed about the objective and composition of the PSSG. The SCP team is to prepare a report summarising the discussions.
Start-up of SCP Phase Two (2002-2007)
The SCP was started in the early nineties to support both the missions of UN-HABITAT and UNEP. The current second phase runs from 2002 to 2007. It builds on the lessons achievements of phase one.
Its objectives are threefold: to improve the EPM/SCP application and policy implementation processes, to develop an institutional framework and networks for sustained EPM support, and to institutionalise SCP’s normative functions.
Its main components are also threefold: Strengthening the EPM by reviewing its implementation modalities, and strengthening the packaging of Demonstration Projects.
Support for regional and national institutions and partners through capacity development programmes, and the adaptation of SCP and EPM tools at local level
Mainstreaming EPM into standards for SCP partners through knowledge management, development of new EPM Tools, updated and expanded SCP global website, and global meetings for partners.