The magnitude of urbanization at the global level is associated with not only the concentration of resources, people, capital, and technologies but also patterns of resource consumption and its pressure on the environment. Cities require approximately 80% of the world’s energy and claim the same share of CO2 emission. Additional pressures from urban development have been put on water supplies, waste collection and treatment systems, biodiversity and other crucial resources (Engelke, 2012).
Report of the Second Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation.
5 – 6 November 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
At the December Climate Summit in Paris (COP21), 195 nations reached a landmark accord. For the first time, every country in the world has pledged to curb their emissions, strengthened resilience and acted internationally and domestically to address climate change.
This concept note relates to the Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar in preparation for the Commission on the Status of Women 60th session: “Transformative financing for the achievement of the gender equality by 2030”, to be held on 18-19 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.