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  • Buildings and construction sector – Huge untapped potential for emission reductions

    “Buildings are a key driver of energy demand, and developments within the sector such as the growing uptake of air conditioners are having a big impact on energy and environmental trends at the global level,” said Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. “If we don’t make buildings more efficient, their rising energy use will impact us all, whether it be through access to affordable energy services, poor air quality or higher energy bills.”

    2019-01-11 MORE +
  • IGMC animation film premiered at the GFHS 2018

    The International Green Model City (IGMC) animation film was grandly premiered at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) which was successfully convened as an important observance of the World Cities Day 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand on 30-31October.

    2018-12-26 MORE +
  • Cities Have the Potential to Shape the Future of Humankind

    Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury (third from left), former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, who is the Chairman of the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) since 2008, delivered the opening address to the 13th GFHS Annual Session in Bangkok on 30 October 2018. Credit: GFHS.

    2018-12-25 MORE +
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