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

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