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Local Action Champion: Mayor James Nxumalo
November 14, 2012
Globally recognized as a key advocate of local government efforts in climate adaption, Councilor James Nxumalo, Mayor of eThekwini Municipality (Durban), South Africa, was recently elected as one of the three new ICLEI Vice Presidents in October 2012.  [Full text...]

Eco-Forum Global in Guiyang, China: ICLEI partners on International Green City Platform
November 12, 2012
As the strategic partner to the annual Eco-Forum Global, ICLEI announced the launch of an International Green City Platform and invited Chinese cities, especially new towns, eco-districts and development areas, to join and link up with ICLEI’s international eco-cities network.  [Full text...]

Resilient Cities open for contributions till 30 November!
November 11, 2012
In preparation for the 4th Global forum on Urban Resilience & Adaption held in Bonn, Germany, from 31 May to 2 June 2013, Resilient Cities is now calling for contributions until 30 November.  [Full text...]
‘Most Liveable City’: Vancouver and Melbourne will reveal secret ingredients at 2012 Thriving Neighbourhood Conference
November 09, 2012
    Australian and Canadian cities have traditionally dominated the world’s most liveable city rankings based on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index. Indeed, Vancouver had topped the list for almost a decade until last year, when it fell to third place with Melbourne displaci... [Full text...]

Helsinki gets cleaner biofuel buses
November 06, 2012
With its relatively high passenger capacity and long service life, buses form the backbone of many cities’ transportation system. This is even more so in metropolitans like Helsinki, where large flow of citizens commute daily between municipalities and within the city. [Full text...]

STA project produces guide to purchasing timber sustainably
October 25, 2012
The new Sustainable Timber Action (STA) project guide for European Public authorities, Buying Sustainable Timber: A guide for public purchasers in Europe, provides procurement guidelines and support on sourcing timber sustainably and socially responsibly.  [Full text...]

New ICLEI Korea Office opens in Suwon City
October 22, 2012
Suwon City is the new host for ICLEI’s Korea Office. ICLEI’s Global Executive Committee and members of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change attended the opening ceremony on 20 October 2012.  [Full text...]

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Green Tape

Cutting through green tape to tackle climate change
August 07, 2008
This report critically evaluates the United Kingdom local government's track record on climate change and makes recommendations for local government, central government and other stakeholders on how the local government response must be improved. [Full text...]
Thane, India

Thane Municipal Corporation to work on climate with ICLEI South Asia
August 06, 2008
A half day event was organised by the Thane Municipal Corporation (India) for the signing of MoU between ICLEI South Asia and Thane Municipal Corporation under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Project on in June 2008.  [Full text...]
West Don Lands

Waterfront Toronto receives Sustainable Architecture award
July 03, 2008
The Lower Don Lands project is just one part of Waterfront Toronto's 8000 Hectare project to transform the City of Toronto's central waterfront. The design for the Lower Don Lands promises to turn unused land in Toronto's central waterfront into a sustainable "green" city, a new destination. [Full text...]
Electric Jeepney in the Philippines

Electric Jeepney start operations in the Philippines
July 02, 2008
Makati City, an active ICLEI Member is launching the first public transport system of its kind in Southeast Asia transforming the iconic Jeepney into a model of sustainable mobility. [Full text...]
Solar Scooter

Japanese municipal official develops zero-emission solar scooter
June 11, 2008
Mr. Chikara Murayama, Director of Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Society Creation Division of Yamanashi Prefecture (Japan), has developed zero-emission scooter that is wholly powered by solar energy. He has commuted to work, 10km both-way, by the zero-emission scooter everyday and has proved its feasi... [Full text...]
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Greater London Authority joins ICLEI’s Procura+ Campaign
May 20, 2008
The GLA group – which invests over £3 billion each year in goods, works and services recently joined Procura+ an initiative designed to help support public authorities across Europe in implementing Sustainable Procurement. [Full text...]
Picture Green Toronto Awards

Toronto takes pride in local environmental activists
May 09, 2008
Local awards such as the Toronto Green Awards promote citizens’ engagement in sustainability. Many ICLEI Members around the world are following the same strategy - share yours here [Full text...]

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ICLEI supports Carbon Expo, 26 - 29 May 2009
May 19, 2009
Local Government Climate Roadmap - A Time for Mobilisation, Planning and Action’ Almada, Portugal, 28 - 29 May 2009
May 18, 2009
Local Government Climate Change Leadership Summit from 2-4 June 2009 in Copenhagen (Denmark).
May 15, 2009
Sustainable Construction for a New Economy, 19 May 2009, Brasília (Brazil)
May 11, 2009
ICLEI Latin American and Caribbean Secretariat presents the International Conference Sustainable Construction for a New Economy, which will take place from on May 19th, in Brasília, Brazil.  [Full text...]

Brazilian Conference on Climate Change, 18-20 May 2009, Brasilia (Brazil)
May 07, 2009
The First Brazilian Journey on Climate Change and Sustainable Consumption will be held from 18-20 May, 2009 in Brasilia, Brazil and will look the impact of climate change on Brazilian cities.  [Full text...]
ICLEI World Congress

ICLEI World Congress, 14 to 18 June 2009
February 12, 2009
Register now! Join mayors, local governments, and colleagues, as more than 800 delegates worldwide come together in Edmonton, Canada. [Full text...]

EcoProcura 2009, 25-27 March 2009
February 11, 2009
"Climate Neutral through Procurement”. To be held in Reykjavik, Iceland. [Full text...]

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