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February 10, 2017

IHS contributes in new UN Habitat Publication

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) has contributed in the new UN Habitat publication, "Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement", a comparative review of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Urban Content".

Dr. Stelios Grafakos of the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change specialization served as a co-author, while Elena Marie Ensenado and Kate Trigg (now affiliated with RISBO, Erasmus University Rotterdam) served as contributors. 

"In this publication, UN-Habitat analyzes the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) towards the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, with a special focus on the urban context, in order to understand better the roles of member states in urban climate action. The result is very encouraging: over two-thirds – 110 out of 163 – of the submitted NDCs show clear urban references and content, establishing the relationship between sustainable urbanization and climate action. Through the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN-Habitat stands ready to support member states to implement their NDCs."

Download the publication here at the UN Habitat's page.