Человеческий город

СИНГАПУР – Запутанная сеть международных организаций, формирующая глобальное управление, стала настолько отдаленной и неэффективной, что лишь немногие теперь рассчитывают на какие-то результаты. Теперь, после десятилетий борьбы за влияние и само-маргинализации, международные организации должны объединиться вокруг более актуального глобального приоритета: устойчивой урбанизации.

Мир переживает беспрецедентную и необратимую волну урбанизации: согласно оценкам, доля городского населения во всем мире достигнет 60% к 2030 году. Однако быстрая урбанизация ведет к росту промышленного потребления ископаемого топлива, росту расходов воды на коммунальные потребности, а также к увеличению спроса на еду в районах, где существует нехватка пахотных земель. Проще говоря, нынешняя траектория урбанизации не является устойчивой.

Однако существующих усилий по изменению ситуации, по-прежнему, совершенно недостаточно. В то время как Генеральная Ассамблея Организации Объединенных Наций дала поручение своему агентству по человеческим поселениям, ООН-ХАБИТАТ, содействовать устойчивой урбанизации, самому агентству не хватает влияния, чтобы обеспечить решение этого жизненно важного вопроса на общемировом уровне.

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