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City and business leaders commit to strengthen sustainable city development at Okayama
January 08, 2013
Organized by ICLEI Japan, Okayama City and Okayama Education for Sustainable Development Promotion Commission, the International Seminar “Partnership with Business Sector toward Sustainable City Development” gathered over 60 city and business leaders from the Southeast Asia region at Okayama on 21 N... [Full text...]

Reykjavík reduces harms from cleaning products through Green Procurement
January 08, 2013
Chemicals in cleaning products pose harm to human health and the environment. To address this long standing public concern, the government of Reykjavík – Iceland’s capital and largest city, launched the Green Cleaning Program in 2009 to promote the purchasing of eco-friendly chemical cleaners throug... [Full text...]

Cities hold the key to Doha Climate Gateway, ICLEI concludes after UN Climate Conference
December 12, 2012
The UN Climate Change Summit ended in Doha 8 December 2012 after negotiators agreed to the Doha Climate Gateway - a deal that extends the Kyoto Protocol for eight more years, introduces new principles on compensation of loss and damage, and opens the path to a broader global climate action by drafti... [Full text...]

Translating green economy to city level – ICLEI releases new book on local sustainability
December 03, 2012
Bringing together 35 contributions from over 60 experts from research, the private sector, international organizations and local governments worldwide, ICLEI’s newly published compendium The Economy of Green Cities: A world Compendium on the Green Urban Economy bridges the gap between the global pro... [Full text...]

World’s leading green cities network – ICLEI strengthens base in East Asia
November 14, 2012
In a move towards achieving a green, clean, safe energy future in East Asian cities, ICLEI, the world’s leading green cities network, has opened a Secretariat for the East Asian region based in Seoul, South Korea on 20 October 2012. The Secretariat overlooks and coordinates the works of ICLEI office... [Full text...]

Chinese Low-Carbon Eco-Cities Association: ICLEI enlarging its global network
November 14, 2012
At the Eco-City Forum Tianjin, the Chinese Low-Carbon Eco-Cities Association was announced. ICLEI and Chinese Eco-Cities signed a joined statement for creating a platform for Chinese and global eco-cities networks to exchange on their policy approaches, solutions and experiences. [Full text...]

ICLEI networking with China: Featuring Changsha City's new districts, wetland parks, agro-tourism and happy communities
November 14, 2012
The Mayor of Changsha City in China invited ICLEI Secretary General and Capacity Center Director to learn about the city’s urban development policy and environmental projects.  [Full text...]

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Marion Water

Efficient municipal irrigation in Australia
September 22, 2008
The City of Marion (Australia) has developed a water-wise approach to irrigating its public reserves using a combination of tighter scheduling and improved infrastructure. [Full text...]

Smart Cycling in DC
August 26, 2008
The Norwegian designed SmartBike makes its North American debut in the country’s first ever self-serve bike share program. [Full text...]

Greening Sports in Rimini, Italy
August 25, 2008
In preparation for an international sporting event that took place in Rimini this summer, an action plan was developed to promote environmental awareness amongst athletes while minimizing the footprint of the event.  [Full text...]

Moving Toward Sustainable Transportation in Reykjavik
August 21, 2008
A global leader in renewable energy, Reykjavik has its sights set on greening the transport industry with hydrogen, ethanol, and incentives for the purchase of eco friendly vehicles. [Full text...]

Vancouver’s Revival of the Solar Trash Compactor
August 18, 2008
Vancouver is piloting new and improved trash compactors that have five times the capacity of conventional trash bins and only need to be emptied about once a week, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s fleet of garbage trucks. [Full text...]
Bursa Turkey

Bursa (Turkey) creates organic garden for children
August 08, 2008
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Local Agenda 21 has built an organic agriculture garden for its Children’s Council. Members of the Council which is consist of children between 10-16 ages, are learning about growing organic fruits and vegetables. [Full text...]
San Francisco

San Francisco Joins Elite Group of Local Climate Action Champions
August 07, 2008
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability proudly bestowed the organization’s top climate protection award on the City of San Francisco today. The international award, part of ICLEI’s Five Milestone climate protection process, was presented to Mayor Gavin Newsom at an event where the City released ... [Full text...]

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The 4th International Solar Cities Initiative World Congress, 16-19 September 2010
July 18, 2010
Host city Dezhou is dubbed China's "Solar City” for its firm commitment to solar energy. [Full text...]

Local Renewables San Francisco 2010: Urban Policy & Planning for the Post-Carbon Age
June 29, 2010
Join ICLEI and the City of Frieburg, Germany, who are hosting the Local Renewables 2010 within the larger Intersolar North America Conference. [Full text...]

Resilient Cities 2010, 28-30 May 2010
June 17, 2010
Resilient cities 2010 concluded on 30 May after three days of discussion, learning and exchanging on the topic of urban adaptation to climate change. [Full text...]

Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, Shanghai, China, 28-30 July 2010
June 16, 2010
The Forum will alternate between plenary sessions focussing on practical aspects of urban risk reduction and three working groups.  [Full text...]
Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Brazilian cities
September 25, 2009
Porto Alegre, Brazil – September, 23-24 2009 [Full text...]
Tackling Climate Change through Sustainable Procurement
August 26, 2009
Procura+ Seminar 2009, Zürich, Switzerland, 22-23 October 2009 [Full text...]
European Green Week, Session on Local Authorities, Brussels, Belgium, 23 Jund 2009
June 12, 2009

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