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Towards cleaner and healthier cities - Accelerating city to city exchange on sustainable sanitation (copy 1)
ICLEI - South Asia along with Ecosan Services Foundation (ESF), Pune are inviting you to the Conference “Towards Cleaner and Healthier Cities - Accelerating City to City Exchange on Sustainable Sanitation” taking place in New Delhi on 7 and 8 May 2013. The conference - closing event of the project “ACCESSanitation” - is of special relevance to local government officials who are interested in developing city sanitation plans.

The overall objective of the conference is to provide a platform for local governments, practitioners and funding agencies to learn from each other and exchange their experiences in sustainable urban sanitation. The event is also for sharing the outcomes of the project ACCESSanitation which has been implemented with support from EuropeAid of the European Commission and the Indian Ministry of Urban Development in ten cities in India and the Philippines. Apart from ICLEI South Asia and ESF, implementing partners are Xavier University in the Philippines and the ICLEI regional secretariats in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Should you be interested in participating in the conference, please write to soumya.chaturvedula@iclei.org.

For more general information on the conference or the project ACCESSanitation, please visit www.accessanitation.org or contact accessanitation@iclei.org.
Local governments @ COP18
ICLEI World Congress 2012, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 14 - 18 June 2012
Held every 3 years, the world congress gathers local government and world leaders to take up the charge to sustainability. The event will take place just days before the Rio+20 Conference in neighboring Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking two decades since the adoption of Agenda 21.

More information available at http://worldcongress2012.iclei.org/
Local governments @ COP17
In 2010, local and subnational governments achieved a breakthrough in global climate advocacy by being recognized "governmental stakeholders".

This year, at the United Nations climate conference (COP17/CMP7) in Durban, South Africa on 28 November – 9 December, the Local Government Climate Forum consist of events aimed at ensuring that local and subnational governments are appropriately engaged and empowered in the design and implementation of the global climate regime.

Global Advocacy

At the Global Advocacy front, the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities constituency (LGMA), lead by ICLEI as the focal point to the UNFCCC, are engaging through:
  • Daily briefings

  • Delivering interventions and inputs to UNFCCC negotiation text

  • Participating in high level events

Durban LG Convention

ICLEI, in its capacity as the LGMA focal point to UNFCCC, has also partnered with Durban to host the Durban Local Governments Convention: adapting to a changing climate - towards COP17/CMP7 and beyond on 2-4 December 2011.

Find out more about the LG Climate Forum www.iclei.org/climate-roadmap
Or follow @COP17ICLEI in Twitter for live updates!
EcoMobility Changwon 2011 - program overview
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Getting out of our cars and starting to move sustainably
EcoMobility Changwon 2011 will provide you with fresh,
visionary and enriching perspectives on sustainable urban
mobility. Renowned transportation experts from around the
globe will present some of the world’s best case studies, and
participants will learn how to kick start and implement good
policies while engaging in fruitful debates about mobility for the
future of sustainable cities.

Parallel sessions are organized into three streams:
Bike sharing systems, EcoMobility innovation, and Overcoming barriers.
EcoMobility Changwon 2011: Changwon, Republic of Korea 22-24 October 2011

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This was Resilient Cities 2011!
June 05, 2011
The second run of Resilient Cities, the world congress on cities and adaptation to climate change, took place in Bonn, Germany. Welcoming almost 600 delegates, the congress focused on aspects of financing adaptation. The Mayors Adaptation Forum has again agreed a Mayors Declaration as well! Check ou... [more]
World Mayors Summit on Climate (WMSC), 21 November 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico
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Resilient Cities 2010, 28-30 May 2010
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World Congress and Annual Report 2008-2009 Now Available!
Click here to read Rapid Action - Rapid Solution - Connecting Leaders, ICLEI's World Congress and Annual Report 2008 - 2009.  The report highlights key outcomes from the 2009 World Congress in Edmonton and also key accomplishments from 2008 and 2009. 
You may also visit the conference website.
The Local Government Climate LOUNGE – the base for operation during COP 15
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The base for local governments’ activities at COP 15 is the Local Government Climate LOUNGE.  Due to the importance of the COP 15, specific local government advocacy efforts are being organised in and around the Local Government Climate LOUNGE at COP 15. This replaces the usual Local Government Climate Sessions at COPs.

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LG Climate Roadmap

Indonesia National Dialogue "Strategy to Address Climate Change" - 22 October 2009
Indonesian local governments raise their voice to combat climate change at the national dialogue in Palembang, Indonesia.

For more information, please visit the Local Government Climate Roadmap-Indonesia website.
Local Governments at the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bangkok - 28 September to 9 October
Local governments’ (LGs) advocacy efforts for inclusion of references to local governments and regions in the next global agreement on climate change continue at the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bangkok from 28 September to 9 October. Read more...
ICLEI World Congress 2009
                           From 14 to 18 June 2009, 600 participants from 57 countries gathered in the City of Edmonton in Western Canada for the triennial World Congress of 'ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainabiltity', a global network of 1100 cities working on sustainable development.  

ICLEI Southeast Asia Members in attendance were:

  • Bogor City (Indonesia)
  • Cilegon City (Indonesia)
  • General Santos City (Philippines)
  • Puerto Princesa City (Philippines)
  • Science City of Muñoz (Philippines)
  • Surabaya City (Indonesia)
  • Tainan City (Chinese Taipei)
  • Tuguegarao City (Philippines)

Keynote presentations, videos, photos and outcomes of the Congress are available at www.iclei.org/worldcongress2009.
Local Government Climate Sessions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, 9-11 December 2008
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Mayors Conference: Local Action for Biodiversity
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Webcast: ICLEI mayors tell the UN about cities & biodiversity
The 9th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity heard mayors explaining that local governments offer true partnership for biodiversity - watch the webcast. [PDF]
Local Renewables Freiburg 2007
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Local Government Climate Sessions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, 10-11 December 2007
Local Governments' Bali Roadmap
The Local Governments of Balikpapan, Bandung, Bangkok, Bogor, Bohol Province, Cilegon, Denpasar, Depok, Jakarta, Makati City, Medan, Muntinlupa City, Palembang, Pontianak, Quezon City, San Fernando City, La Union, Surabaya, Surakarta, Tangerang, Tomohon, Tuguegarao City and Yogyakarta participated in the Local Government Sessions of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia on December 9 and 10, 2007.

Local government chief executives, councilors and staff presented and participated in sessions on:
• Climate Protection
• Pioneering Local Adaptation
• Clean Development Mechanism for Local Governments
• Local Renewables
• Global Alliance for EcoMobility
• Cities and Climate Risk
• Cities for Climate Protection Indonesia
• SustaInfo
• Partnership for Local Action
• Climate Adaptation in Local Governance, Planning and Development
• Local Climate Strategies

Outcomes of the Local Government Climate Sessions are available at www.iclei.org/bali2007
ICLEI SEA Conducts Sustainability Management Seminar for Philippine Local Authorities
Nineteen (19) Philippine local governments, represented by mayors, city planners and environment officers attended the three-day seminar, ‘Sustainability Management: Tools to Localize National Environmental Laws’ on June 14-16, 2006.

As the ICLEI Southeast Asia Office is accredited by the Philippine Civil Service Commission as a training institution, the seminar aimed to provide local governments with sustainability management tools, and provide them with a deeper understanding and appreciation of building sustainable communities while protecting global common goods. The seminar also highlighted the accomplishments of Philippine local authorities that have been engaged in various ICLEI Campaigns through the years. Bohol Province presented its ecoBUDGET, Dagupan City presented on Local Agenda 21 and Resilience, Cebu City presented on the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign, and Baguio City presented on sustainable water governance.

Among the distingusihed speakers were Director Ramon Alikpala of the National Water Resources Board (challenges on good water governance); Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival (energy and climate); Erwin Balane of the Department of Tourism (sustainable tourism); Engr. Roni Bunado of the Provincial Government of Bohol (ecoBUDGET); Baguio City’s Budget Officer Letty Clemente (eco-efficiency); Nelson Doray of Makati City (cleaner mobility); Joy Goco of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Clean Development Mechanism); Michael Jumaldon of the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (sustainable development); Baguio City’s Assistant Planning Coordinator Colleen Lacsamana (sustainable water integrated management and governance); Director Mario Marasigan of the Department of Energy (cleaner mobility); Ulysses Orienza, Head of Makati City’s Bids and Awards Office (sustainable procurement); Regina Pascual of the Philippine National Oil Corporation (energy development); Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo (mainstreaming meaningful stakeholdership in governance); Tess Tandingan of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (resilience management); and, Dagupan City’s Reggie Ubando (resilience management).

The participants were introduced to Local Agendas to protect global common goods, options for sustainable livelihood and employment, sustainability implementation instruments, and accessing resources for sustainability management. Mr. Edmund A. Guillen, Environment Officer for the Province of Laguna, remarked that, “Attending the seminar made me realize that there are so many tools to be learned and things to be done to make the province sustainable.
ICLEI World Congress 2006
The ICLEI World Congress 2006 was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 27 February to 3 March 2006.
For news and outcomes from the World Congress, please click on the event logo to be redirected to the conference webpage.
Puerto Princesa Hosts Sustainability Management Forum
On June 23-25, 2005, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines, and ICLEI co-hosted the forum Sustainability Management: Harmonizing Local Executive-Legislative Agenda to encourage Philippine local governments to join hands and advocate for sustainable development. The forum was held in conjunction with the city's "Piyesta Y Ang Kagueban", an annual reforestation project that attracts large groups and interested individuals from all parts of the Philippines. Participants at the forum shared best practices with over 15 local governments, including the cities of Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Dagupan, Iloilo, Makati, Mandaue, Naga, San Fernando (La Union), Tagbilaran and the Provinces of Bohol and Surigao del Sur. From Indonesia, two Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) participating cities arrived with Mr. Lutfi Lesilolo, ICLEI-Indonesia CCP Project Coordinator. Forum sessions revolved around energy efficiency in building design, management schemes for tricycle volume reduction, environmental management system, water governance and watershed protection.

The forum also included a technical visit to Puerto Princesa's Green Homes Design, a conceptual housing project that maximizes the use of natural illumination and ventilation to decrease energy demand. Other green features in the building concept include a rainwater catchment facility and facilities for recyclable items and backyard composting.

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

3rd Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum
18-20 March 2013
Incheon, Republic of Korea
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Cities for Life: City and Subnational Biodiversity Summit
15-16 October 2012
Hyderabad, India
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Training on Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Thursday, 20 September 2012 - Friday, 21 September 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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ICLEI World Congress 2012
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
14-18 June 2012
Rio+20 -- 4-6 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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