Teaching
Academic courses

Violence and the City

Dennis Rodgers
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Research project in progress

Peasant Mobilization, Peasant Responses to Climate Change

Guliver Rojas
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11th January 2019

Decongesting African Cities: Rural and Urban Development Must Go Together

Centre for Finance and Development
Publications
Academic, August 2017

How Not to Waste a Garbage Crisis: Food Consumption, Solid Waste Management and Civic Activism in Bangalore/Bengaluru, India

Shalini Randeria
Publications
Academic, August 2017

Sustainable Food Consumption, Urban Waste Management and Civic Activism

Shalini Randeria
Events
9 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – SDGs and Impact Investing

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
Events
19 November, 2014

Geneva Energy Conversations – Putting the genie back: Two degrees will be harder than we think

Maison de la paix, Geneva
Valérie d'Hoedt Meyer
Publications
Journal article, 2017

Consumer Myopia, Imperfect Competition and the Energy Efficiency Gap: Evidence from the UK Refrigerator Market

Francois Cohen
Research
Research project in progress

SINERGIA: Innovation, Diffusion and Green Growth

Francois Cohen
Publications
Book, 31 January, 2019

Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City

Oliver Jütersonke, Achim Wennmann and Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding
Events
12 April, 2018

The power of location for environmental monitoring and decision making

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

Governance of Environment and Sustainability

Liliana B. Andonova
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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