EFCA and FIDIC
Stellan FRYXEL, Jean FELIX, Nicole Harper and Agneta Persson
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Copyright © EFCA/FIDIC 2013 ISBN 978-2-8843207-2-6 Free download at http://www.efcanet.org/Portals/EFCA/ELOKET/19832/_rethink_cities.pdf
The 2013 Rethink Cities White EFCA/FIDIC Paper illustrates that the following issues need to be urgently addressed: - Climate risks - the magnitude and scope of the sustainability challenges we face are much more serious and comprehensive than current policy and/or action is managint to addressing. - Fight ing poverty. - Improved efficiency in using limited resources, - Reduced fossil dependency. - Improved education and enlarged cooperation between developed countries, emerging economies and lesser developed areas. - End of systematic under-investments in resource-efficient and environmentally friendly infrastructure. - Resource efficient cities through turning urban challenges into opportunities; optimising and integrating environmentally friendly, climate-resilience and resource-efficient systems for energy production, distribution and use; building and city structures, increased mobility and accessibility; water use and sewage; waste recycling etc. - An improved holistic and integrated approach to sustainability: climate risks are global issues that require shared responsibility.