The share of the global population living in cities is continuously increasing and it is estimated that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of people will live in urban areas. Buildings constitute an essential part of these rapidly growing urban landscapes and provide the space for various activities.
Cities have historically been the hub of various activities, developments and investments. The number of people moving to cities is constantly increasing and estimates predict that more than two thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Currently more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are produced in cities, while increasing population, urbanisation, and economic growth is escalating this amount even further.
Organise 4-6 webinars under this series focussing on different regions. Each webinar would start with the introduction of global issues, followed by a regional overview, country-case, city-case and example from a district, if applicable.
A collection of articles, activities and web resources about energy efficiency in cities.
This collection holds building efficiency related tools and case studies for the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative. The BEA is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector.