Combining Cities and Sustainability

Joint Memorandum signed

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  • News 07.08.2017

The Wuppertal Institute together with the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag) and the UN Habitat Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It provides a framework for the joint work of implementing the New Urban Agenda. The cooperation with the Association of German Cities is the basis for the Habitat III Policy Unit "Urban Services and Technology" and the SOLUTIONS and FUTURE-RADAR project with UN-Habitat. Hilmar von Lojewski (Deputy of the Association of German Cities), André Dzikus (Coordinator Urban Basic Services, UN Habitat) and Oliver Lah, head of the Research Unit Mobility and International Cooperation at the Wuppertal Institute discussed the implications of the New Urban Agenda on cities as well as concrete future steps for its implementation.

The purpose of this MoU is to provide a framework for cooperation among the parties to work on activities that deliver on the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The parties will work closely with local and national governments and partners within the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network and the Urban Electric Mobility.

André Dzikus (UN-Habitat), Hilmar von Lojewski (Association of German Cities) and Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute)
Discussing the New Urban Agenda (from left to right): André Dzikus (UN-Habitat), Hilmar von Lojewski (Association of German Cities) and Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute). Photo: Wuppertal Institute