2nd High-level Int’l Forum on Sustainable Urban Development Held in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


The three-day 2nd High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development, co-organized by the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and China Center for Urban Development (CCUD), and undertaken by Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, was open in Chengdu on August 1.
Themed Urban Transformation and Development, the Forum saw an attendance of more than 500 from home and abroad. During the event, the guests explored the insights into how to achieve, through innovation and transformation, sustainable urban development around the globe in terms of economic growth, social development, resource utilization, and environmental protection.
At the first forum, also held in Chengdu on July 21, 2017, the UN-Habitat and CCUD of China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) co-revealed the first 5 pilot cities for international sustainable development, which include Chengdu. After a year's in-depth research and co-work, the UN-Habitat and CCUD issued guidelines on the sustainable development of the pilot cities at the forum on August 1. In addition, CCUD and the World Bank co-released the Urban Sustainability Framework on the same day, which is committed to helping cities establish their sustainable development goals, securing sources of fund, and formulating development plans, etc.
"Chengdu is an open and creative city. We hope that it could share its experience and best practices of sustainable development with other cities in the world, to let more developing countries learn from it," said Mr. Naison D. Mutizwa-Mangiza, Special Envoy to Executive Director & Director of Regional Office of Africa, UN-Habitat, at the opening ceremony of the forum.
The first International Expo on Sustainable Urban Development is taking place during the forum. Aimed to showcase the world's achievements on sustainable development, as well as share advanced concepts, technologies and practices, the expo functions as a platform for the communications and exchanges between governments, cities, and companies across the globe.

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