The new month heralds the launch of fresh initiatives and campaigns designed to inspire an acceleration of actions that will help achieve a sustainable world.
Step forward urban environments. By 2050, two-thirds of the global population, which it is estimated will be close to 10 billion people by that point – up from 7.2 billion today, are likely to live in cities, according to the UN, from its current figure of 54%. So Urban October, led by UN-Habitat, which kicks off today with World Habitat Day, and concludes on 31 October with World Cities Day, will see events and meetings held worldwide to support efforts in building sustainable
◾Waste generation rates are expected to double by 2025
◾2 BILLION people don’t have access to regular waste collection
◾Local authorities often spend over 50% of their budgets on waste management
We need to become #WasteWiseCities, read how: 👉 https://t.co/boXSCQFzSl pic.twitter.com/ShGnba988J
— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) October 1, 2018