One of the themes that indicates the accessibility and inclusivity of urban residents, especially the most vulnerable groups to basic urban services, is marked by sustainable transport and mobility. The quality and efficiency of these to mobilize people under safe, clean and affordable conditions within cities, sets the goals and objectives of sustainable urban development.
19. Transport and mobility
The Big Push for Sustainability: Social Inclusion and Just Transitions
The Inclusive, Sustainable and Smart Cities (CISI) project, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, is a successful example of fruitful cooperation. This initiative is carried out in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). CISI's main focus is on the Great Impulse for Sustainability (GIS) approach, which aims to support the countries of the region in promoting economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development by bridging the existing gaps. One of the driving sectors identified by ECLAC is urban mobility. In this context, the CISI project aims to support ECLAC and the countries of the region in the implementation of the GIS approach in the field of urban connectivity.
In order to disseminate the results of the first phase of the project (2020-2022) and its contribution to the Big Push for Sustainability, a side event has been organized in the framework of the Sixth Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Countries Forum on Sustainable Development.
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The Circular Economy: a cross-sectoral strategy for sustainable development
The project "Inclusive, sustainable and smart cities in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean", of the cooperation program between ECLAC, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), focuses on strengthening the technical and institutional conditions to promote sustainable development in the field of action of urban connectivity. The project has as its structuring axis the big push for sustainability approach, according to which the post-COVID-19 recovery of cities should be characterized by better environmental practices, more qualified jobs, production with a higher technological content and coordination between private investments and a strategic vision formulated by the States.
The concept of circular economy has been gaining more and more relevance, especially because of its cross-cutting nature across economic sectors. The transition to a circular economy implies a profound change in the way we produce and consume, as well as the development of economic models that create value in a sustainable manner. For this reason, the objective of this event is to update the state of the art of the implementation of the circular economy in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, presenting studies and initiatives in the region in different sectors. It will also present cases of development and implementation of technologies and policies in this area, as a way of sharing experiences, contributing to the fulfillment of global decarbonization goals.
The agenda will be developed as follows:
Block 1: State of knowledge or progress of the circular economy (CE) in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Block 2: Technologies and initiatives for circularity in various sectors.
Block 3: State of progress towards circularity in cities and countries - technologies and policies
Block 4: Policies needed to accelerate the implementation of CE in LAC (contrasting technologies and policies)
On June 21, 2021, at 14.30 hrs (Chile) and 13.30 hrs (Mexico), the project Inclusive, Sustainable and Smart Cities in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CISI), will be addressed in the session "How urban mobility contributes to a sustainable recovery?" with a presentation on the concept of ECLAC's Great Impulse for Sustainability (GIS) and its opportunities to contribute to a transformative recovery through the promotion of susta
One out of every three trips in Latin America and the Caribbean is made on foot. Roadways, public areas, pedestrian and bicycle paths are fundamental for mobility, public health and environmental quality, economic and cultural vitality, in short, for urban sustainability. However, in the region there is a systematic lack of resources for their financing, despite their positive impact on land prices.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), together with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, C40 and ENEL, organized the side event "Cities Collaborating Towards Circularity: Latin American and European Experiences", in the framework of the C40 World Summit of Mayors, held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 19 to 21, 2022.
As part of a space for the exchange of experiences and ideas, the side event "Collaboration of cities towards circularity: Latin American and European experiences", promoted collaboration and coo
On March 29 and 30, an event entitled "The circular economy: a cross-sectoral strategy for sustainable development" was held as part of the project "Inclusive, sustainable and smart cities in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean", a cooperation program between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The circular economy has been gaining increasing rel