URBAN PATHWAYS NEWS – May 2018
"Giving the residents Kamalamai a great sense of security and well-being”
The municipality of Kamalamai (Nepal) faces some major issues, including insufficient Solid Waste Management and the lack of street lights in urban areas. Kamalamai municipality is in the process of soliciting technical and financial resources from national and international agencies so that it is able to adequately manage solid waste, install solar street lights and maintain overall city hygiene and general cleanliness – Ashish Gajural, Investment Board: Nepal and Raju Neupane, Nepals’ department of Urban Development and Building Construction both support the municipality’s call-for-support.
Urban Pathways is currently in the process of developing a concept note that will be forwarded to the Kamalamai municipality authority for approval. In the interim, the Urban Pathways team is developing a cost-to-concept proposal that will also be tabled with the municipality so that approval can be granted to proceed to securing funds and support for the implementation of the approved project concept.
Options under consideration include the provision of waste collection bins for recycling to be strategically situated in public places of significant citizen and foot-traffic; implementing a waste-to-energy pilot programme; and installation of solar lighting in public places. These projects have the potential to contributed to the UN’s New Urban Agenda and to the Sustainable Development Goals – leapfrogging Kamalamai municipality towards providing better services to its communities in a sustainable and progressive manner.
"Melaka is an inspiring city"
14 February 2018, Melaka/Malysia
The Urban Pathways team visited the city of Melaka, one of its leading replication cities. Assistant State Secretary of the Melaka Economic Planning - Muhammad Zukhairy bin Mohamad Nor - discussed with the team concrete steps for Urban Pathways to take action in Melaka in line with Melaka´s Green City Action Plan and future city-to-city partnerships with Urban Pathways pilot and replication cities.
Urban Pathways at the World Urban Forum
07 - 15 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur
The Urban Pathways team has organised several events and trainings at this year's World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum from 9 to 13 February 2018 the implementation of the New Urban Agenda will be front and centre of the discussions.
More information on the WUF9 can be found here: http://wuf9.org/programme/
Urban Pathways regional kick-off meetings in
Kochi/India - 22 January 2018
Hanoi-Hai Phong/Viet Nam - 25/26 January 2018
The workshops focused on implementation action in Asia of the Paris Agreement in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Urban Pathways project will start working closely with the cities and follow a structured approach to boost Low Carbon Plans for urban mobility, energy and waste management services that deliver on the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. The project works on concrete steps towards a maximum impact with regards to the contribution of urban basic services (mobility, energy and waste management) in cities to global climate change mitigation efforts and sustainable and inclusive urban development.
G-STIC 2017: Global Science, Technology & Innovation ConferenceThe G-STIC 2017 conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 internationally agreed ambitious goals to move the world to a more sustainable future by 2030.
The Urban Pathways team organised the "Urban Electric Mobility" thematic stream of the conference, focusing on the linkages between urban energy and mobility sectors.
Urban Pathways –
Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services
12 February 2018, 11.00 - 11.45, German Pavilion
This event presented the Urban Pathways project, funded by the International Climate Initiative of the BMUB and outlined the program to develop concrete low-carbon energy, mobility and waste-management implementation action to deliver on the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement.
Special Session: Urban mobility and safe and accessible transport for all
11 February 14:30 - 16:30, One UN room
Participants from all over the world discussed about the many possibilities of sustainable urban mobility, e.g. electric vehicles, non-motorised transportation, public transportation, bike-sharing systems e.g.
Urban Pathways Networking Event – Boosting Urban Energy, Mobility and Resource Management
11 February 2018, 11.00 - 13.00
This event has brought together players working on climate change and urban development objectives and explored the interface between urban and national actions. During the sessions, the participants discussed concrete implementation issues and actions and investigated ways the Urban Pathways project can help implementing the NEW URBAN AGENDA.