Sunday, 2 October 2011

3 October 2011 - World Habitat Day

UN General Assembly with Resolution 40/202 of 17 December 1985 designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. In 2011, World Habitat Day is commemorated on 3 October.
In 2011, the theme of World Habitat Day is Cities and Climate Change and will focus on the dangerous convergence of the effects of urbanization and climate change. The results of this convergence threaten to have unprecedented negative impacts on quality of life, and economic and social stability.
United Nations Human
 Settlements Programme
However, alongside these threats is an equally compelling set of opportunities. Although urban areas, with their high concentration of population, industries and infrastructure, are likely to face the most severe impacts of climate change, urbanization will also offer many opportunities to develop cohesive mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with climate change. The populations, enterprises and authorities of urban centres will be fundamental players in developing these strategies.
World Habitat Day 2011 UNHABITAT Executive Director's Message

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