Urban-20 City Sherpas’ meet begins at Ahmedabad in Gujarat

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A two-day Urban-20 City Sherpas’ meet began on 9 February in Ahmedabad.

An overview of the news 

  • More than 30 international cities are participating in this two-day event to discuss the sustainable development of U20 cities.

  • Following the meeting, a draft communique will be finalised which will be issued during the Mayors Summit later this year.

  • The meeting is being organized by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

  • The purpose of the meeting is to focus on fostering solidarity between cities to find common solutions that are in line with the overall objectives of the G20.

  • This is the third meeting to be held in Gujarat as part of India's chairmanship of the G20.

About Urban-20

  • The U20, one of the G20's engagement groups, provides a forum for cities in the G20 countries to discuss and collectively address key urban development issues – climate change, social inclusion, sustainable mobility and affordable housing.

Six priority areas of U20 

  • Environment-friendly behaviour, 

  • Water security, 

  • Climate finance, 

  • Local identity, 

  • Urban planning and administration 

  • Digitalisation of urban amenities

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