Stakeholder focused research
Sustainable Cities International (SCI), in cooperation with Infrangilis, was selected to assist the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in their Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities. The purpose of the collaboration was to conduct a mapping exercise as part of a comprehensive review on resource efficiency in cities. The map identified what stakeholders and organizations are doing in relation to resource efficiency as well as identified the most appropriate areas for UNEP intervention in the sector.
A second UNEP contract was secured in 2013 to produce a background paper on city level resource efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and carry out a two-day workshop as a parallel event at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia. This project was conducted as a partnership between Fundacion Corona, the Latin American Network for Democratic, Fair and Sustainable Cities and SCI. Practitioners from four cities of the LAC region attended as well as representatives from UNEP, and a final report was produced that included suggestions for priority areas where UNEP initiatives could add value in the region.