Events
12 April, 2018

The power of location for environmental monitoring and decision making

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Centre for International Environmental Studies
611
Events
24 May, 2018

So fresh and so clean: urban community engagement to improve the sustainability of drainage infrastructure

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Teaching
Academic courses

Governance of Environment and Sustainability

Liliana B. Andonova
Publications
Journal article, January 2016

Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals

Ilona Kickbusch
Research
PhD thesis in progress

Democratizing urban local government

Somabha (Sobhi) Mohanty
Research
Research project in progress

Improving the Protection of Persons with Disabilities during Armed Conflict

Andrew Clapham
Research
PhD thesis in progress

International Law and Consumption-Driven Environmental Harm

Lucy Lu Reimers
Research
Research project in progress

SINERGIA: Innovation, Diffusion and Green Growth

Francois Cohen
Events
21 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – Environment and the Future of Partnerships

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
Events
22 October, 2018

Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda

Nina Kiderlin
Research
Research project in progress

Peasant Mobilization, Peasant Responses to Climate Change

Guliver Rojas
311
Events
15 October, 2017

WHS 2017 : Healthy and Resilient Cities

Berlin
Global Health Centre
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Goal 11 aims to improve urban planning and management which is needed to make the world’s urban spaces more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform stresses that “rapid urbanization has brought enormous challenges, including growing numbers of slum dwellers, increased air pollution, inadequate basic services and infrastructure, and unplanned urban sprawl, which also make cities more vulnerable to disasters”. Read more about Goal 11.

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Target 11.1

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

Target 11.2

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

Target 11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

Target 11.4

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

Target 11.5

By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

Target 11.6

By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

Target 11.7

By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

Target 11.a

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

Target 11.b

By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

Target 11.c

Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials