Reflections and Recommendations On The New Urban Agenda: A CDIA Perspective

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CDIA welcomed the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda as an aspiration for action and a forward-looking document, which aims to guide global urbanization policy for the next 20 years and accomplish the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda as well as the Paris Agreement. However, the zero draft is still weak in mechanisms for implementing and financing a transformative urban agenda.

CDIA, together with the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines and the GIZ Project “Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor” jointly shared their views on the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda and provided concrete recommendations on how to integrate more facets of financing sustainable urban development and bridging the infrastructure-financing gap of cities. These recommendations were suggested as inputs for the ongoing negotiations on the New Urban Agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.  Click here to read the document.

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