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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... [Full text...]

Make your voices heard on your city's risk reduction framework
February 22, 2013
ICLEI and UNISDR are inviting you to contribute to the global disaster risk reduction framework and help shape the future of risk reduction in your city and country. Share your thoughts and ideas through this survey until 5 March. [Full text...]

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. [Full text...]

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.  [Full text...]

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... [Full text...]

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... [Full text...]

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Be part of the EcoMobility Alliance
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. [Full text...]

Join cCCR!
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. [Full text...]

Become a FutureCityLeader!
September 01, 2011
Are you a young municipal leader passionate about solving local environmental issues? Do you want to work in a global partnership with other leaders and sustainability experts? Join the FutureCityLeaders Initiative today! [Full text...]

City Climate Catalogue to influence international climate negotiations
March 20, 2009
All communities with C02 reduction targets are invited to share their climate protection targets in the new Copenhagen World Climate Catalogue of City Commitments to Combat Climate Change. [Full text...]

Local Government Climate Roadmap
February 27, 2009
Leading Local Government associations worldwide embark on a two year strategy 'From Bali (COP 13) to Poznan (COP14) to Copenhagen (COP 15)' [Full text...]
Marc A. Weiss

Creating Climate Prosperity
February 03, 2009
A handful of local governments are supplementing their climate protection plans with regional "climate prosperity" strategies. Two experts explain the power of this new paradigm. Part 1 in a series [Full text...]

Climate Prosperity in Action
February 03, 2009
Inspired by key examples of climate prosperity at work—including Portland, Oregon—local government leaders across the country are collaborating on regional climate prosperity strategies. Part 2 in a series. [Full text...]

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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. [Full text...]

Local communities adapt to the threats of climate change
November 14, 2012
The fact of the matter is that climate change also affects inland cities in central Europe. [Full text...]

Dispatch from Africa
May 25, 2009
Today, 25 May 2009, marks the commemoration of Africa Day, the day on which the Organisation of African Unity was born, 46 years ago. We encourage all our African and global members to celebrate this important day with us. [Full text...]

Dispatches from the United Nations
May 12, 2009
Ruud Schuthof, the Executive and Policy Assistant to ICLEI Secretary General updates us about his work at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development taking place in New York (USA). 14 May 2009: We, as Local Authorities group, will have the possibility to address the ministerial pl... [Full text...]

Integrated Urban Water Management Meeting in Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
January 08, 2009
The activity was part of the global initiative SWITCH – Managing Water in the City of the Future (www.switchurbanwater.eu). [Full text...]

Authorities of São Paulo, Brazil sign protocol to improve environmental performance
December 28, 2008
The São Paulo State Secretary of Environment and Secretary of Housing sign the Environmental Protocol for Sustainable Construction  [Full text...]

Rimini Charter on Sustainable and Competitive Tourism successfully approved
December 26, 2008
On 28 and 29 November more than 300 participants gathered in Riccione (Italy) for the Second Conference on Sustainable Tourism  [Full text...]

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Intelligent - innovative - informative NEWS
January 25, 2013
Read the fifth edition of iNews, ICLEI's freshly revamped newsletter.  [Full text...]

New Publications Available!!
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. [Full text...]
Side event at UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany on 14 May 2012
May 13, 2012
International partners release Pilot Global Protocol for Community- Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions [Full text...]

Join ICLEI founder Jeb Brugmann for a webinar on 22 March, 2012
December 05, 2011
ICLEI and The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) present the fifth and last webinar in SSF's Free Adaptation and Security Webinar Series. [Full text...]
Local Renewables 2011, Freiburg, Germany, 27-28 October 2011
August 18, 2011
Local Renewables 2011 will focus on “Green Buildings and the Future of Sustainable Urban Development”. Organized by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Freiburg, Germany, from 27-28 October 2011, the conference will look at the evolving role of renewable energy in sustainable buildings and address the i... [Full text...]

Resilient Cities 2011, Bonn, Germany, 3-5 June 2011
April 28, 2011
The Resilient Cities 2011 congress is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany. [Full text...]

Outcomes of Durban LG Convention, Durban, South Africa, 2-4 December 2011
March 13, 2011
World mayors have gathered at the Durban LG Convention 'Adapting to a changing climate – towards COP17/CMP7 and beyond', to discuss adaptation strategies and draft the Durban Adaptation Charter which highlights their commitments for immediate action.  [Full text...]

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