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Tunza_3.1 Green Cities

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 The UNEP Magazine For Youth for young peopleby young peopleabout young people
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   E  S  S   E   N   T   I   A   L    E   L   E   M   E   N   T  S . . .
P  R  I  U    d  i  
..A  T   O  T  ... t  h   e  g r   o w t  h   o f   c i    t  i    e  s ...
   G   R   E   E   N    C   I   T   I   E   S  :    P   l  a  n    f  o  r    t   h  e   p   l  a  n  e   t   !
Green KAISER...
Planning for an urban planet
Essential elements
Rooms with a view (of the future)
 Jams tomorrow?
 Tunza test drive
 Tunza answers your questions
Useful waste
Supersize me
Green Kaiser – FranzBeckenbauer 
Getting it together?
 Waste not, want not
Life on the tip
Funky, but functional
 A sporting chance
 Where the wild things areSites for sore eyes
Gardens in the sky
7 city wonders
the UNEP Magazine for Youthis available at
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)PO Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
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Director of Publication
Eric Falt
 Wondwosen Asnake
Geoffrey Lean
Caroline Ang
Nairobi Coordinator
Naomi Poulton
Circulation Manager
Manyahleshal Kebede
 Youth Contributors
Pablo Fernandez, Brazil; JoannaFreitas, Portugal; Camila Godinho, Brazil; Tim Riley, UnitedKingdom; Karen Jazmin Estrada Rivera, Peru; FaidSouhaili, Mayotte, France; Alison Staat-Niederehe, UnitedStates; Jana Vodickova, Czech Republic; Wu Yang, China;Rongling You, China
Other Contributors
David Simpson, UNEP; RoseySimonds and David Woollcombe, Peace ChildInternational
Roger Charles
 Web Editor
Graham Barden
Head, UNEP’s Children and Youth/Sport andEnvironment Unit
 Theodore ObenPrinted in the United Kingdom
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Marifel Torre Moyano The contents of this magazine do not necessarily reflectthe views or policies of UNEP or the editors, nor are theyan official record. The designations employed and thepresentation do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP concerning the legalstatus of any country, territory or city or its authority, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The non-copyrighted contents of this magazine may bereprinted without charge provided that TUNZA and theauthor or photographer concerned are credited as thesource and the editors are notified in writing and sent a voucher copy. TUNZA welcomes articles, reviews, illustrations andphotos for publication but cannot guarantee that they willbe published. Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs andartwork will not be returned.
If you wish to receive TUNZA on a regular basis and are not currently on the mailing list, pleasecontact ManyahleshalKebede, Circulation Manager, TUNZA, for subscription details, giving your name andaddress and your preferred language (English, French or Spanish).
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please send your address labeltogether with your new address to: ManyahleshalKebede, Circulation Manager, TUNZA, UNEP, PO Box30552, Nairobi, Kenya.
 This magazine is printed using vegetable-basedinks on paper made from 100 per cent recycled waste material. It is bleached without any damage to the environment.
up current projects, transfer successfulinitiatives to other countries and developnew youth programmes. Projects include: TUNZA Magazine; the InternationalChildren’s Painting Competition on theEnvironment; the Bayer YoungEnvironmental Envoy in Partnership withUNEP; the UNEP TUNZA International Youth Conference; youth environmentalnetworks in Asia Pacific; the Asia-PacificEco-Minds Forum; the Eco Forum inPoland; and a photo competition,‘Ecology in Focus’, in eastern Europe.
UNEP and Bayer, the German-basedinternational enterprise involved inhealth care, crop science andmaterial science, are working together to strengthen youngpeople’s environmental awarenessand engage children and youth inenvironmental issues worldwide.
 A partnership agreement lays down abasis for UNEP and Bayer, who havecollaborated on projects in the Asia andPacific region for nearly ten years, to step
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 We want to hear from you – your views, your news and your ideas. E-mail us at:tunza@ourplanet.com.
Planning for anurban planet
      E      d      i      t     o     r      i     a      l
 Vol 3 No 1
Green cities:Plan for the planet!
Our generation is about to notch up anextraordinary record: we will be the first in theentire history of humankind to live mainly in townsand cities. Soon, more than half the people onearth will live in urban rather than rural areas – after millions of years, humanity will have become apredominantly urban species. And the trend will not stop there. By 2030 – whenour children will probably be much the same ageas we are now – two thirds of the world’s people will be in the ever-expanding towns and cities. Already more of us – 3 billion – live in them thaninhabited the entire globe just 50 years ago, andtheir numbers are swelling by more than a millionevery week.Cities present great economic, cultural and socialopportunities. But many of the world’s environmentand development crises are concentrated in them. They suck in resources from all over their countriesand the rest of the world, creating enormous‘environmental footprints’ that can be bigger thanentire nations. The wastes they emit areresponsible for most of the worst pollution of land,air and water. And, though poverty is often worse inrural areas, it is more concentrated – and thereforemore politically explosive – in urban ones.It’s quite an inheritance. Fortunately something isbeing done to get to grips with it. This year’s WorldEnvironment Day, on 5 June, is focusing on GreenCities. Mayors from all over the world will convergeon San Francisco for the day’s main celebrations. The mayors will share ideas and experiences oftackling problems – and work out solutions. Theday’s theme is, after all, ‘Plan for the Planet!’ Theyplan to adopt the world’s first ever set ofenvironmental agreements to be made betweenmunicipal governments. These San FranciscoUrban Environmental Accords – which will besigned on the 60th anniversary of the founding ofthe United Nations in the city – will lay downmeasures to reduce climate change, waste andpollution, and increase wildlife and public transport.It is good that the mayors will be setting goals for our new urban planet. But it will be up to us tosee that they are met, for cities have a vital part toplay in delivering a more environmentallysustainable world.
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