Low-Emission, Climate-Resilient and Competitive Cities
&
Capitalizing on the Potential of Culture Beyond
2015
GREEN CITY S...
Climate change and urban development
Cities occupy less than 3
percent of the Earth’s land
surface but now house just
over...
Low Emissions Climate Resilient Strategies
3
4
Source: S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Ambrosi, Using Climate Analogues for Assessing Climate
Change Economic Impac...
UNDP’s partnership with the Dubai Supreme Energy
Council
Working in partnership with the
Dubai Supreme Energy
Council, UND...
Capitalizing on the Potential of Culture Beyond
2015
“Culture and Development” UNGA
Resolutions in 2010 and 2011
called fo...
Culture is: as a driver and as an enabler.
Cultural heritage, cultural and creative
industries, sustainable cultural touri...
Cultural and creative industries represent one of the most
rapidly expanding sectors in the global economy with a
growth r...
Today, many cities use cultural heritage and
cultural events and institutions to improve:
– their image,
– stimulate urban...
Cultural Lead Urban Development
Culture-led development also includes a range of non-monetized benefits:
 social inclusiv...
The way forward:
1. Integrating Culture into Governance.
2. Capitalizing on the Cultural Sector’s Contribution
to Economic...
Harness culture as a resource for achieving sustainable urban
development and management
5. A vibrant cultural life and th...
PROMOTE:
cultural and creative industries
heritage-based urban revitalization and
sustainable tourism
powerful economic su...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION
www.undp.org.tr
katalin.zaim@undp.org
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  1. 1. Low-Emission, Climate-Resilient and Competitive Cities & Capitalizing on the Potential of Culture Beyond 2015 GREEN CITY SUMMIT 19 – 20 September 2013 Dr. Katalin Zaim UNDP Program Manager Empowered lives. Resilient nations.
  2. 2. Climate change and urban development Cities occupy less than 3 percent of the Earth’s land surface but now house just over 50% of the world’s population, a figure that is estimated to increase to 60% by 2030. There are currently: 19 mega-cities (with populations greater than 10 million inhabitants) 22 cities with 5- 10million inhabitants 800 cities containing 1-5 million inhabitants Sources: United Nations, 2004; Dawson et al, 2009
  3. 3. Low Emissions Climate Resilient Strategies 3
  4. 4. 4 Source: S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Ambrosi, Using Climate Analogues for Assessing Climate Change Economic Impacts in Urban Areas, in Climatic Change 82 (1-2), May, 2007, pp. 47-60. Climate Analogues 2070
  5. 5. UNDP’s partnership with the Dubai Supreme Energy Council Working in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Energy Council, UNDP assisted the Emirate of Dubai to reduce its carbon footprint and to explore the synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation actions: • Over 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide reductions, with millions of dollars in carbon revenues • Structure Dubai’s solar power expansion plans and streamline access to carbon financing • An Integrated Territorial Climate Plan to identify, priorities and mobilize financing for climate- smart urban development Energy-water linkages Sustainable transport solutions Grid-connected solar power Energy efficient, heat resilient buildings
  6. 6. Capitalizing on the Potential of Culture Beyond 2015 “Culture and Development” UNGA Resolutions in 2010 and 2011 called for the mainstreaming of culture into development policies and strategies, and underscored culture’s intrinsic contribution to sustainable development. May 2010 Green City Summit, 19 – 20 September 2013 6
  7. 7. Culture is: as a driver and as an enabler. Cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, sustainable cultural tourism, and cultural infrastructure can serve as strategic tools for revenue generation, particularly in developing countries given their rich cultural heritage. May 2010 Management Practice - BRC 7
  8. 8. Cultural and creative industries represent one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the global economy with a growth rate of : 17.6 % in the Middle East, 13.9 % in Africa, 11.9 % in South America, 9.7 % in Asia, 6.9 % in Oceania, and 4.3 % in North and Central America. Promoting this sector requires limited capital investment, involves low entry barriers and can have a direct impact on vulnerable populations, including women. May 2010 Management Practice - BRC 8
  9. 9. Today, many cities use cultural heritage and cultural events and institutions to improve: – their image, – stimulate urban development, and – attract visitors as well as investments. 9
  10. 10. Cultural Lead Urban Development Culture-led development also includes a range of non-monetized benefits:  social inclusiveness and rootedness,  resilience,  innovation,  creativity and  Entrepreneurship for individuals and communities, and the use of local resources, skills, and knowledge. Respecting and supporting cultural expressions contribute to strengthening the social capital of a community and fosters trust in public institutions. Cultural factors also influence lifestyles, individual behaviour, consumption patterns, values related to environmental stewardship, and our interaction with the natural environment. 10
  11. 11. The way forward: 1. Integrating Culture into Governance. 2. Capitalizing on the Cultural Sector’s Contribution to Economic Development and Poverty Reduction. 3. Capitalizing on Traditional Knowledge to foster Environmental sustainability. 4. Building on Culture to Promote Social cohesion 11
  12. 12. Harness culture as a resource for achieving sustainable urban development and management 5. A vibrant cultural life and the quality of urban historic environments are key for achieving sustainable cities. 6. Culture-led redevelopment of urban areas, and public spaces in particular, should be promoted to preserve the social fabric, improve economic returns and increase competitiveness, by giving impetus to a diversity of intangible cultural heritage practices as well as contemporary creative expressions. 12
  13. 13. PROMOTE: cultural and creative industries heritage-based urban revitalization and sustainable tourism powerful economic sub-sectors that generate green employment, stimulate local development, and foster creativity. 13
  14. 14. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION www.undp.org.tr katalin.zaim@undp.org 14

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