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March 04, 2013

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Car-free Suwon hosts the first EcoMobility World Festival
February 25, 2013

Pledging to reduce 40% of the city’s CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, the city of Suwon – Korea’s first planned city which houses the UNESCO site of Hwaseong Fortress and the global headquarter of tech giant Samsung Electronics, is hosting the first EcoMobility World Festival in September 201... [more]

Helsingborg plants next generation of green citizens
February 20, 2013

In a city where greenhouse gas emission was cut almost by half in less than two decades, students as young as five are learning and practicing how to be responsible and environment-loving citizens both in schools and in their communities. [more]

New York City Mayor proposed plastic foam ban
February 18, 2013

In his final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a citywide ban on polystyrene foam food packaging – a substance commonly used by street vendors and takeout restaurants as food containers.  [more]

Belo Horizonte turns waste into power
February 13, 2013

The Municipal Waste Treatment Centre (Centro de Tratamento de Resíduos Sólidos, CTRS) in the district of Jardim Filadélfia, Belo Horizonte (Brazil) – once the city’s largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions - has been successfully transformed into a cost-effective energy generating waste tr... [more]

City of Vancouver putting food on the table
February 11, 2013

To enhance the city’s urban food system resilience against climate change and addressing issues such as resource depletion, growing inequity, loss of farms and farmlands and rising health care costs for diet-related diseases, the City Council of Vancouver has unanimously passed the Vancouver Food St... [more]

Two Korean cities joined ICLEI
February 08, 2013

Two Korean cities - City of Osan and City of YoungJu - have recently joined ICLEI after ICLEI Korea Office relocated from Jeju to Suwon in October 2012.  [more]

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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
May 05, 2010

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and ... [more]

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August 22, 2012

ICLEI's EcoMobility projects promote travel through integrated, socially inclusive, and environmentally-friendly transport options.It supports citizens’ quality of life, increases travel choices, and promotes social cohesion. [more]

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September 22, 2011

Start reporting to cCCR - the local governments' global response to measurable, reportable, verifiable climate action! Over 160 cities from 22 countries, covering 1 billion tCO2e/yr GHG emissions have reported 300 energy & climate commitments, 250 GHG inventories & 750 mitigation/adaptation actions. [more]

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September 01, 2011

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Global Town Hall at Metropolitan Solutions, 8-12 April 2013, Hannover, Germany
February 18, 2013

Bringing together over 300 city leaders, business representatives and experts, ICLEI’s Global Town Hall®- the world’s leading event on innovative urban infrastructure solutions - will be held at the Metropolitan Solutions tradeshow on 8-12 April 2013 in Hannover, Germany. [more]

7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns
February 08, 2013

Hosted by the City of Geneva and jointly organised with ICLEI Europe and the ESCT Preparatory Committee, the 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (17- 19 April 2013) will focus on governance and finance for sustainable development. [more]

EcoMobility World Festival, September 2013, Suwon, South Korea
December 13, 2012

Get a peek into the ecomobile city of the future this September in Suwon, South Korea. For an entire month, Suwon residents will close their streets to cars and adopt an ecomobile lifestyle. Find out more.  [more]

Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
December 12, 2012

ICLEI Africa, in partnership with the City of Dar es Salaam, is pleased to announce the "Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013" Congress to be held from 30 Oct to 1 Nov in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  [more]

Resilient Cities Congress, 31 May - 2 June 2013, Bonn Germany
December 12, 2012

LATEST UPDATE: Resilient Cities 2013 call for contributions has closed with over 220 submissions received. Selected proposals on a number of adaptation and resilience topics will shape the program of the upcoming Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation. [more]

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Intelligent - innovative - informative NEWS
January 25, 2013

Read the fifth edition of iNews, ICLEI's freshly revamped newsletter.  [more]

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December 12, 2012

As the year draws to a close, have a look at our recent publications summing up our work and advocacy for the past year. [more]


Novel ways to incorporate stakeholders into adaptation planning
December 04, 2012

It is important for local governments to work together with regional stakeholders and to incorporate them into adaptation planning. [more]

'Cities for Life' puts biodiversity back on urban agenda
October 20, 2012

A resounding success, the Cities for Life Summit, held in parallel to the CBD COP 11 on 15 and 16 October in Hyderabad, India, brought together more than 500 participants, including about 150 city representatives from 45 countries, 60 city and sub-national leaders as well as delegates from UN agenc... [more]

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Rio+20 outcomes: cities are ahead!
June 22, 2012

It is cities who have made the real mark in Rio+20! At the Global Town Hall, Mayors from cities worldwide attested that cities are implementing sustainability solutions and that they will continue to do so despite a much needed global framework that involves and appropriately supports them. [more]

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