The main theme of the this year’s ForoTech will be Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities. This objective leads us to work on the challenge of acting in a sustainable manner to build cities where all citizens enjoy a decent quality of life and form part of the productive dynamics of the city, generating shared prosperity and social stability without harming the environment.
Why? What is the global situation?
- Half of humanity, some 3.5 billion people, now live in cities.
- The world's cities occupy only 3% of the earth, but account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions.
- Ninety per cent of city dwellers breathed air that did not meet the safety standards set by the World Health Organisation.
See the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme, Goal 11