[...The State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Region is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with
sustainable city and building practices in twelve countries in the Arab Region, namely: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and
the United Arab Emirates. It builds on UNEP’s experience in developing a similar report for the Latin America region, but expands in terms of coverage and scope to include sustainable cities as
well. While the Latin America report focuses on two aspects within green buildings mainly energy effciency initiatives and sustainable practices, this report addresses issues pertaining to both
sustainable buildings, sustainable cities and sustainable affordable housing with an aim to inform the strategic direction of GI-REC and UN Environment in undertaking a comprehensive review and
analysis of resource effciency in Arab cities...]



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