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    Yunus Arikan

    Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1972. Graduated from TED Ankara College in 1990 and Middle East Technical University in 1994. As an environmental engineer, he has been primarily been involved in waste management and cleaner production. Between 2002-2008, he took an active role in promotion of progressive climate change policies in Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in Turkey´s involvement in the international climate process and access to the Kyoto Protocol in 2009. Between 2009-2012, he acted as the Manager of the Cities Climate Center of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, based in Bonn, Germany, as the focal point for Local Government and Municipality Constituency Authorities to the UNFCCC, Secretariat Director of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and Manager of Bonn Center for Local Climate action and Reporting – carbonn. Since 2013 he is the Head of Global Policy and Advocacy at ICLEI, actively involved in leading ICLEI´s work at the United Nations, with intergovernmental agencies and at Multilevel Environmental Agreements. He is married and has two daughters.

    October 11, 2016

    Habitat III is finally a reality. From your perspective, what would be the single most important tangible outcome (not output) of the event—short or long term—and what will it take to achieve this outcome?
    Yunus Arikan, Bonn
    Xuemei Bai, Canberra
    Genie Birch, Philadelphia & New York
    Maruxa Cardama, Brussels
    Bharat Dahiya, Bangkok
    PK Das, Mumbai
    David Dodman, London
    William Dunbar, Tokyo
    Anjali Mahendra, Chapel Hill & New Delhi
    Jose Puppim, Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio
    David Satterthwaite, London
    Huda Shaka, Dubai
    David Simon, Gothenburg
    Pengfei XIE, Beijing
    Lorena Zárate, Mexico City

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    May 12, 2014

    A Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Cities and Human Settlements is competing for a place among the final United Nations SDGs that will be approved in 2014. If there were an explicitly Urban SDG, what would it look like? What should it say?
    Yunus Arikan, Bonn
    Genie Birch, Philadelphia & New York
    Ben Bradlow, Boston
    Maruxa Cardama, Brussels
    Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm
    Julian Goh, Singapore
    Shuaib Lwasa, Kampala
    Anjali Mahendra, Chapel Hill & New Delhi
    Mary Rowe, New York City
    Andrew Rudd, New York City
    Kaveh Samiei, Tehran
    Karen Seto, New Haven
    Lorena Zárate, Mexico City

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