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December 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Cities are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. Therefore, they have a key role in addressing this global challenge. Much depends on how they are planned, built and, use energy to enable people to live, move and thrive. As a result, many cities, local and regional governments (LRGs) and their networks have mobilized to contribute positively to the objectives of the Paris Agreements.
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November 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Urban leaders are essential partners in the fight against infectious and vector borne diseases in cities and towns because of their influence over urban infrastructure. The spread of diseases like malaria, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases is directly linked to housing, waste management and urban infrastructure, yet mayors and local government leaders are rarely at the centre of national disease action plans.
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November 18, 2021 6:00 pm
As the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has just started, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Geneva, the City of Geneva and its Natural History Museum, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, the Canton of Geneva and the local authorities of the Greater Geneva area are joining forces for a special “Climate” cultural operation in order to raise awareness among the population of the Geneva area of the issues and solutions related to climate change and the erosion of biodiversity.
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November 17, 2021 6:00 pm
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut cordially invites you to a dialogue and panel discussion on the publication of the ground-breaking Research Handbook on International Law and Cities, by editors Helmut Aust (Freie Universität Berlin) and Janne E. Nijman (Asser Institute). During the event, mayor of The Hague Jan van Zanen will receive the first hard copy. A panel of city network experts and international law scholars will discuss the Research handbook’s seminal findings, followed by a Q & A and a reception.
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