Tongji to host Workshop on Planning for Greener Cities and South-South Cooperation in Africa with UNEP and UN-Habitat
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On 16 March, the Workshop on Planning for Greener Cities and South-South Cooperation in Africa will be held in Tongji University. About 30 representatives from African cities, including mayors, deputy mayors and directors for environmental protection and urban development will attend this workshop. It is also planned that demonstration projects shall be implemented in 2 cities that will be identified based on mutual interest and possible resource mobilized, as pilot cities for greener city planning with UNEP/UN-Habitat expertise and national professionals.

This workshop will be hosted by UNEP, UN-Habitat and Tongji University, with the support from Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development serves the organization and coordination of the workshop.

Recognizing the importance of urban development issues in the global environmental agenda, the UNEP and the UN-Habitat have combined their professional networks and technical capacity in a Greener Cities Partnership focusing mostly on three programme priorities for the period 2014-2016: (1) resilient, resource efficient cities, (2) sustainable transport and mobility; (3) solid waste and waste water management; and (4) sustainable buildings and construction. This workshop is a step to consolidate this partnership.

Welcome Tongji professors to attend the meeting.

Date: 16-17, 19-20 March 2015

Venue: Zonghe Building 902, Tongji Siping Campus

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