Sustainable Project Management- Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment (SPM)

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Founded by U-XG3975 - Sustainable Project Management - Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Development (SPM) and E-XE3382 - UNDP. Operational 1995. Formerly known as Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment.


Promote the concept and culture of sustainable development, eco-efficiency and public participation through collaborative project identification, development and implementation; identify development problems for which public-private partnerships can provide cost-effective business solutions; engage private sector investors in partnership with the public sector to promote sustainable development through eco-efficient business projects in the developing world and transition economies; ensure long-term viability and poverty alleviation by integrating capacity building and human resource development; stimulate both preventive and remedial pragmatic and replicable solutions to widespread environmental problems affecting urban dwellers and small island developing states; establish new forms of public-private cooperation to finance sustainable development business projects; accelerate technological advance and 'leapfrogging' to meet urban environmental needs; act in a catalytic and supportive role in establishing replicable models of public-private cooperation and shared responsibility to address environmental problems in major urban areas; turn urban environmental problems into viable business opportunities and sustainable, economically sound and socially conscious investments providing reliable, affordable, eco-efficient services related to water treatment, waste management and energy conservation.


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An international collaboration involving governments donors, businesses, nongovernmental organizations and the scientific and academic community.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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