GFHS

Committed to Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All

In Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC


 
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SUSTAINABLE C​ITIES 
AND HUMAN SETT​LEMENTS AWARDS

The “Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards” (SCAHSA) (originally named “Global Human Settlements Awards”) is an annual worldwide prize awarded by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and supported by UNEP. It is focused on promoting the mission of GFHS and enhancing the implementation of post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals by recognizing Awardees and recommending their prominent progress and valuable experience over the course of a more sustainable goal. It has been successfully held for 11 times and the awardees come from different parts of the world. 


It has created high-level interactive platforms for insiders to share and spread knowledge and experience, exerting significant demonstrative effects and providing a higher profile to the promotion of the realization of Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.


GFHS Secretariat accepts award applications all year round, from cities, towns, scenic spots, communities, buildings, planning and design, green technology, transportation projects and individuals including children.


Organizer: Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)

Supporter: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Awards Categories:

City: Global Green City (District, Town)   

Scenic Spot: Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot

Building: Global Human Settlements Model of Building (Residential Area)   

Transport: Global Model of Green Mobility

Designing: Global Human Settlements Award on Planning and Design (Architecture, Landscape, Transport)

Technology: Global Human Settlements Model of Green Technology

Individuals: Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award

                    Global Little Green Ambassador (Kid)


Dr. Awni Behnam, Assistant Secretary General of the UN presenting the award of “Global Green City”to Greensburg, America, West Vancouver, Canada, Yuyao, China and Rockdale, Australia in 2011
City of Wuxi accepting the award of “Global Green City” from Li Jinhua, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Mr. Brown , Vice Chairman of GFHS in 2009
Mr. Maurice Strong, Former Under-Secretary General of United Nations presenting "Global Green City" certificate to City of Lijiang and Yichun in 2005
Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS and former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN presenting “Global Little Green Ambassador”Award to Li Hongyan from Beijing in 2011
Dr. Ralph Wahnschafft from UNDESA presenting “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award” to Mr. Richard Register, President of EcoCity Builders, USA, Ms. Pam O’Connor, Mayor of Santa Monica City, USA, and Eletrobras Furnas Rio de Janeiro in 2012
Mr. Arab Hoballah, Chief of Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP presenting the award of “Global Green City” to Nantes, France, Los Angeles County, USA, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City and City of Curitiba, Brazil in 2012
City of Vancouver, Canada laurelled as the Global Green City, presented by Mr. Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP in 2014

City of Heidelberg, Germany and City of Jiangshan, China were laurelled as the Global Green City, presented by Ms. Yamina Djacta, Head, New York Office, UN-HABITAT in 2015


Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative awarded "Global Green City" certificate to City of Mannheim, Germany,  City of Surabaya, Indonesia and  County of Wuyi, Zhejiang, China in 2017
Awardees and Awarders, Global Human Settlements Awards 2017, New York, U.S.A
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative awarded "Global Model of Urban Renewal" certificate to Smart Retro in Lahti, Finland in 2017
Awardees and Awarders, Global Human Settlements Awards 2013, Berlin, Germany
Awardees and Awarders, Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards 2016, Quito, Ecuador