Monthly Archives: November 2016

This is Humankind’s ‘Great Urbanisation’. We Must Do It Right, or the Planet Will Pay

The world will never again build cities as rapidly as it does this century. If we are serious about limiting global warming, tackling air pollution and promoting innovative, resource-efficient growth, there is a narrow window of opportunity Almost as staggering … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratified

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ratified the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. The agreement went into force globally yesterday. Phúc signed Resolution No 93/NQ-CP on October 31, on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Urban, Peri-Urban and Ecosystems Working Group

Urbanising centres and their peri-urban peripheries are located in a range of different ecosystems. These include, rural, forest and coastal landscapes. Whereas they provide critical services sustaining urban systems, when neglected, eroded or otherwise mismanaged they can pose risks like … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement on Climate Change Is Official. Now What?

PARIS — When the landmark Paris Agreement to address climate change officially goes into effect on Friday, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will be floodlit green to celebrate the occasion. Now comes the hard work: figuring out the … Continue reading

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