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Djibouti's 'Green City' Initiative: A Leap Towards Sustainable Urban Development

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Djibouti's 'Green City' Initiative: A Leap Towards Sustainable Urban Development

Green initiatives are no longer a luxury, they are a necessity. In an effort to foster sustainable urban development, the City Council of Djibouti has announced an ambitious partnership with the CMA/CGM Group. The project, aptly named 'Green City', aims to redefine the urban landscape by integrating green spaces, renewable energy sources and eco-friendly infrastructure. This collaboration is a testament to the commitment of both parties to environmental stewardship and sustainable urban planning.

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A Green Vision for Djibouti

With 'Green City', Djibouti aims to enhance the quality of life for its residents while minimizing the ecological footprint of urban activities. This initiative is not only a step towards a more sustainable future, but also a significant move in the global fight against climate change. The city is set to transform into a model of sustainable urban development, an example for cities worldwide to follow. Importantly, the project aligns with the ideals of the 41st Extra-Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, scheduled to convene in Djibouti city on the 9th of December 2023.

Global Push for Sustainability

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The Djibouti initiative is part of a larger global trend towards green urban development, with countries around the world recognizing the importance of sustainability. USAID is committing more than $53 million for new low-carbon and climate resilient activities in 23 cities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Further east, in Thailand, Huawei, UNESCO, and the Ministry of Education have launched the Green Education Initiative, aimed at empowering young people to take climate action.

Partnerships for a Green Future

The CMA/CGM Group, a multinational shipping company, has shown a strong commitment to sustainability, making it an ideal partner for the 'Green City' project. The partnership between the local government and CMA/CGM Group is expected to bring significant benefits to the city of Djibouti, with the potential to influence urban planning strategies across the globe. As the world grapples with the urgent need for climate action, partnerships like these underscore the power of collaboration in addressing global challenges.

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