Growing in Circles: Climate-Ready, Resilient, Resource-Efficient, and Equitable Cities


By LCP Secretariat
October 24, 2019 - Quezon City


The League of Cities of the Philippines is proud to present a key output of its partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote a more wholistic approach to the concept of resource efficiency in Philippine cities.

'Growing in Circles: Climate-Ready, Resilient, Resource-Efficient, and Equitable Cities' summarizes the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities (GI-REC) experience and provides guidance on the transition of cities from a linear to a circular economy and on alternatives to the way our cities are being planned and built.

In 2012, the United Nations Environment Programme launched GI-REC with the goal of applying integrated approaches and analyses such as urban metabolism in city planning and management (building on the work of the International Resource Panel).

After seven years, the first-phase of the Initiative has brought together professionals from different disciplines, scientists, and policy makers. It has also brought together separate work streams of climate and resource efficiency, and how they are connected at the city level.”

In the Philippines, the City of Sorsogon became the pilot city for the GI-REC project. The League engaged the services of Bicol University to identify key policy and programmatic actions that will address the water requirements of the agricultural, commercial, and household sectors in the city.

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