L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
August 2016

The road to sustainability

The world's urban population is currently estimated at approximately 3.8 billion people and is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030. In this context, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) works to promote compact, inclusive, resilient, smart and sustainable cities.

This includes improving urban planning and housing; promoting connectivity and key performance indicators for smarts cities; increased energy efficiency and the use of sustainable energy; reducing congestions and the emissions of the transport sector by promoting green and healthy mobility; improving air quality by reducing significantly the emission of pollutants; and initiatives to promote the green economy.

As a platform for international dialogue and cooperation, UNECE helps countries to convene and cooperate to find joint solutions to these challenges.