SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN at the Habitat III conference


SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN at the Habitat III conference

The projects co-hosted a side-event of sustainable urban development in Quito, Ecuador on 19 October 2016.

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Actions and findings of the SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN project were presented at the Habitat III conference - the United Nation´s forum to discuss the strategy for a sustainable urban development future. The project organised the side-event: 

Boosting Urban Climate Action   

Contributing to climate change mitigation, limiting warming to 1.5°C and enabling society to adapt to environmental and climate change is vital for cities around the world. Sharing knowledge on technology and policy options to decarbonise the global economy, is vital for delivering on the New Urban Agenda and this event will show-case some of this work. This event is part a joint initiative and aims to showcase international activities in the areas of sustainable urban development, energy, mobility and climate change mitigation. The aim of the event is to work towards a partnership that focuses on closing the implementation gap between applied research and policy action to foster sustainable development around the world.



Room MR20 at the venue of the Habitat III Conference, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamin Carrion"


19 October 11.00 – 12.00  





Welcome and introduction  


Trends and drivers in urban development: insights from the energy and transport sectors   

Jean Francois Gange (IEA) – The Energy Technology Perspectives 2016


Innovating Cities

Ugo Guarnacci (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)


Supporting local implementation action: highlights from recent initiatives   

Oliver Lah (WI) – the SOLUTIONS and SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN networks

Sabine Drees (Deutscher Städtetag) – Connective Cities

Stefanie Holtzwarth (UN-Habitat) - Urban Pathways 

Florinda Boscheti (Polis) – Urban Development and Mobility in Europe

Ashish Rao-Ghorpade (ICLEI) - Urban Development in South Asia

Xiaomei Tan (Global Environment Facility) – Integrated Approach Pilot - Sustainable Cities

Tanya Gaurano (Clean Air Asia) – Cities Clean Air Partnership


Sustainable Urban Development Pathways   

Panel discussion: Working towards a partnership on urban implementation action   


Summary and outlook


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 603218.

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