SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Trade Process Analysis Database (TPAD)

UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.

Shifting Towards Water-Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities

Sustainable, livable cities are the way forward for the future of Asia-Pacific. The 2030 Agenda implementation urges to advance urban SDG with other SDGs, related to resilience of water infrastructure to climate change. Water (-Hazard) Resilient (Infrastructure for ) and Sustainable Cities are cities that achieve safe and adequate water supply and sanitation services based on sound water-related ecosystems, high level of water use efficiency, and a greater urban resilience to water-related disasters (here Water-Resilient Cities).

Big Data and Disaster Risk Management: Uttarakhand

Effective and innovative Big Data processing and analysis is becoming increasingly important for risk assessment in data-scarce locations, particularly when defining and scaling up the present human and economic value of assets and when characterizing the natural hazards to which they may be exposed. This is driven primarily by dramatic increases in the volume and spatial/temporal resolution of remotely-sensed datasets and by social media sourced derivatives. Here, we present a few examples from Uttarakhand. 

Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities: Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rapid rate of urbanization in Ulaanbaatar in recent decades has led to accelerated rates of deforestation within the city’s Green Zone. UNESCAP and UN-Habitat has been working closely with The Asia Foundation to tackle issues surrounding Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar on the Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities project via a Sustainable Urban Resource Management Approach. Check out this video to hear about Ulaanbaatar’s call to action to protect their forests and how the SDGs are at play in this effort.