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Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities (English)

GEF’s 2020 strategy emphasizes support for the transformational change needed to create environmental impacts on a broad scale; more specifically, it supports broad coalitions of committed stakeholders and focuses on scalable activities. Beginning in 2015, the GEF-6 Sustainable Cities program has promoted integrated approaches that address distinct, time-bound global environmental challenges. Urbanization has played a central role in the world’s economic growth, but it has also caused environmental degradation. The Sustainable Cities programprovides policy and governance support to facilitate integrated urban planning, management, and financing that leads to sustainable and resilient development and sound ecosystem management. GPSC is a partnership and knowledge platform that promotes integrated solutions and cutting-edgesupport for cities seeking to improve their urban sustainability. The platform comprises a diverse range of cities and organizations and has been operational since 2017. Each city faces various constraints to achieving its sustainability aspirations based upon its own unique contexts, such as population size and per capita income. Yet by coming together and combining their efforts,cities can leverage greater advantages through the power of partnership.


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    Global Platform for Sustainable Cities World Bank

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    Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities

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Global Platform for Sustainable Cities World Bank

Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.