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How the energy transition is being hijacked by corporate interests

Reports & Research
October, 2023
Global

For over a century, energy multinationals have been wrecking the planet and exploiting people in pursuit of profit. Now, power producers and technology manufacturers are marketing themselves as ‘green’ to boost their reputation and benefit from public subsidies, grabbing lands, violating human rights and destroying communities along the way. Our investigation of fifteen ‘green’ multinationals conclusively shows that financial returns, not decarbonisation, is their primary business.

Dinámica y configuración macroeconómica de la Ciudad de México, 1960-2013: estrategia económico-espacial para la planeación multidimensional de la Ciudad de México, 2020-2040

Reports & Research
August, 2020
Mexico

La zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México (ZMCM) es la obra más colosal que la nación ha construido en toda su historia. El objetivo general del escrito es analizar la estructura y dinámica macroeconómica de la ZMCM como diagnóstico que fundamente la elaboración de un Plan Multidimensional de Desarrollo de la Ciudad de México, 2020-2040. Específicamente, se determinaron las actividades manufactureras, comerciales y de servicios básicas para su desarrollo, así como las zonas dónde localizarlas e impulsarlas, lo que permitió delinear una estrategia macroeconómica intrametropolitana.

Evictions and COVID-19

Policy Papers & Briefs
July, 2020
Global

In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished, causing governments around the world to institute lockdowns and shut down businesses while entire industries have been devastated.

Right to housing for residents of informal settlements

Policy Papers & Briefs
July, 2020
Global

This policy brief provides details of the United Nations Special Rapporteur recommendations regarding how governments can upgrade informal settlements within a human rights-based framework. A human rights-based approach will require that residents are ensured security of tenure over the land on which they live. States are legally required to set in motion policies and plans which have as their end goal the fulfilment of the right to adequate housing. Upgrading can reduce poverty, promote economic development and prosperity, and improve the health and well-being of residents.

Property Rights and Resource Governance -Iraq

Reports & Research
April, 2020
Iraq

With some of the earliest known human settlements in the world, most of Iraq together with Kuwait, eastern Syria and southeastern Turkey constitute Mesopotamia, also referred to by historians as the ‘cradle of civilization’. Iraq has a surface area of approximately 437,072 square kilometers, making it slightly larger than twice the size of Idaho. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, and Syria to the northwest.

Anuario Estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe 2019 = Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

Institutional & promotional materials
April, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

En el Anuario Estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe de la CEPAL se presenta un conjunto de estadísticas básicas que caracterizan la situación económica, sociodemográfica y ambiental de la región referidas a un período en particular. Esta información forma parte del conjunto de estadísticas disponibles en CEPALSTAT, el portal de bases de datos y publicaciones estadísticas de la CEPAL http://estadisticas.cepal.org/cepalstat/ [en línea].

How the Corona Crisis is Calling Into Question the "Right of the City”

Policy Papers & Briefs
March, 2020
Kenya
India
Global

In late March, Indian Premier Narendra Modi imposed a three-week lockdown to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Since then, tens of thousands of migrant workers who had previously provided cheap labour in wealthy homes or on construction sites in the nation’s growing metropolises have been making their way back to their rural home regions.

Mapping settlement systems in China and their change trajectories between 1990 and 2010

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2019

A wide variety of settlement systems exist, ranging from small villages to large metropolises. However, spatial analyses are typically confined to the mere presence or absence of built-up land and the changes therein, while more subtle differences between various settlement systems are ignored. In this paper we study the spatial distribution of Chinese settlements in terms of their built-up land, cluster density and cluster size, as well as their changes between 1990 and 2010.

ODS 11: Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles [video]

Institutional & promotional materials
Videos
Videos
September, 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean

Fiona Littlejohn - Oficial de Asuntos Ambientales de la División de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) habla sobre el ODS 11. El acelerado crecimiento urbano enfatiza la necesidad de crear ciudades y asentamientos humanos seguros, inclusivos, eficientes y sostenibles. Se hace énfasis en el logro de sistemas de transporte sostenibles e inclusivos, debido a la alta tasa de motorización que se registra en la región, lo que conlleva problemas de movilidad, seguridad y ambientales.

Asentamientos informales en América Latina: epicentro urbano de los desafíos del desarrollo sostenible

Institutional & promotional materials
September, 2019
South America
Central America

Recientemente se ha constituido una agenda urbana de desarrollo sostenible que tiene como fundamentos los diagnósticos y compromisos asumidos en diversos acuerdos internacionales que han tenido lugar en los últimos años. Entre estos resaltan la Agenda 2030, la Nueva Agenda Urbana Mundial y el Acuerdo de París.