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UN Secretary-General Urges Transport Ministers to Act on Climate Change

May 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

May 27, 2015—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “find new green solutions”. “I urge all of you to accelerate your efforts”, Ban said in a video message released…

UN Underscores Importance of Good Urban Planning for Sustainable Development

September 18, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

With more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development,…

Esri and the United Nations Partner to Improve Global Climate Resilience

May 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Environment

Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have formed a partnership to build more resilient communities with geospatial…

Putting Land-use Models to Work Amid Efforts to Slow Climate Change

November 17, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Planners can use modeling to assess the possible impacts of a potential future policy on a broad range of sectors rather than focusing only on one. For example, modelling can be used to evaluate potential impacts of a policy change on emissions, agricultural…