Launched at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil in 2012, the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities engaged by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners is a new global initiative that aims to reduce pollution levels, improve resource efficiency and reduce infrastructure costs in cities across the world. This report mainly reveals that in order to transition to sustainability, a city needs to harness cooperation, political vision and leadership through thematic and/or iconic programmes and projects that drive specific sustainability agendas around which integration can be achieved.

UNEP Sustainable Resource Efficient Cities