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Buildings are foundational items of urban development, as they sustain all the key functions of a city, from housing to services to communications (1). What is more, today’s urban areas transform and distribute energy, sustain biodiversity, and provide well-being to city dwellers (2). As such, buildings have become, more than ever before, the lifeblood of the world’s fast-growing urban fabric […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The municipal solid waste management sector represents a major challenge for developing countries due to significant environmental and socioeconomic issues involving rapid urbanization, inappropriate municipal solid waste management practices, and the existence of the informal waste sector. in these countries, municipal solid waste management systems are often inefficient and operate to low standards (1, 2). Municipal solid waste management is […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 120
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

In 2019, before the COVID-19 global health pandemic altered production and consumption patterns, the transport sector accounted for around 24 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide (1). Out of this, road transport accounts for three-quarters of emissions and urban transport accounted for halft of these emissions (2). Not least, urban transport results in additional negative social and environmental […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

Buildings are foundational items of urban development, as they sustain all the key functions of a city, from housing to services to communications (1). What is more, today’s urban areas transform and distribute energy, sustain biodiversity, and provide well-being to city dwellers (2). As such, buildings have become, more than ever before, the lifeblood of the world’s fast-growing urban fabric.

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The municipal solid waste management sector represents a major challenge for developing countries due to significant environmental and socioeconomic issues involving rapid urbanization, inappropriate municipal solid waste management practices, and the existence of the informal waste sector. in these countries, municipal solid waste management systems are often inefficient and operate to low standards (1, 2). Municipal solid waste management is […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

Cities are important role models for achieving sustainable green urban development. More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, which are responsible for over 70% of global energy use. Energy use in the urban areas of municipal corporations accounts for 40 to 50% of GHG emissions worldwide, compared to rural areas outside cities (Gielen 2019). In 2013, the […]

DOI: DOI
Published Year: 2020
Status: Published