Abu Dhabi & Dubai Support Sustainable Urbanization
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are among 39 global cities which endorsed Urban20’s 2020 Communiqué, which supports sustainable urban development and was handed over to G20 on the final day of the U20 Mayors Summit in Riyadh last week.
The Communiqué calls on heads of state and governments of the G20 to work together in four main areas – invest in a green and just post-Covid-19 recovery; safeguard planet through national and local collaboration; accelerate the transition to a circular, carbon-neutral economy; and empower people to deliver a more equitable and inclusive future.
The other major cities which endorsed the communique include Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Montreal, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Seoul and Tokyo.
With more than 68 per cent of the world’s population set to live in cities by 2050, the U20’s Communiqué emphasised that national governments “must crucially invest directly in cities as the engines of the recovery.