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ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Dear ICLEI Members and partners,

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    ICLEI Africa Water Office hosted by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
    July 25, 2007
    The Water Office of the ICLEI Africa Secretariat is generously hosted by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (South Afri [Full]
    US publication picks the top 15 green leaders
    July 25, 2007
    Grist Magazine, an environmental news service from the U.S.A., picked what it considerd to be the top 15 politicians – from m [Full]
    ICLEI presents at MENAREC 4
    July 04, 2007
    Director of ICLEI’s International Training Centre and Project Manager of ICLEI’s Local Renewables Model Communities project,  [Full]
    Farewell to ExCom Member Mary Jane Ortega
    June 26, 2007
    ICLEI acknowledges the tremendous support given to ICLEI by Mary Jane Ortega as she officially steps down as a member of ICLE [Full]
    MOA with ICSC officially signed
    June 26, 2007
    A Memorandum of Agreement between ICLEI and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities (ICSC) was officially signed in O [Full]
    ITC Director elected to the Advisory Board of Countdown 2010
    June 20, 2007
    Mrs. Monika Zimmermann, Director of ICLEI’s International Training Centre, was elected to the Advisory Board of Countdown 201 [Full]
    Chin, Dae-Shik appointed ICLEI Korea Office Director
    June 13, 2007
    Mr. Chin, Dae Shik was appointed as Director of the ICLEI Korea Office. [Full]
    ICLEI Advisory Group Member acclaimed as Chair of the Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force
    June 13, 2007
    ICLEI Advisory Group member Mr. Harvey Ruvin was unanimously chosen as Chair of the Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task F [Full]

    Ann Arbor Wins Climate Innovation Invitational Award
    July 18, 2007
    The City of Ann Arbor (Michigan, U.S.A.) took home top honors at the ICLEI U.S.A. National Workshop (11-13 July 2007) in the  [Full]
    ICLEI Members committing to conserve water
    July 18, 2007
    ICLEI Members that are part of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative have made a commitment to reduce water cons [Full]
    Project results available on Promoting Sustainable Timber in Italy
    July 11, 2007
    The project ‘Promoting Best Practice Internationally on Sustainable Timber Procurement Policies’ was recently completed. [Full]
    US Members receive Awards
    July 11, 2007
    At the 2007 US Conference of Mayors Meeting (June 2007), many of ICLEI’s US Members were recognized by their peers for mayora [Full]
    Congratulations to the US Members selected as Solar America Cities
    June 26, 2007
    Congratulations go out to several ICLEI Members in the U.S.A. that have been selected as Solar America Cities. [Full]
    ICLEI a partner on Live Earth
    June 06, 2007
    7 July marked the day of Live Earth, with concerts bringing together some of the world’s top musicians for 9 concerts on all  [Full]
    PEPS Mexico has procured $US 11 in energy efficiency products
    June 06, 2007
    42 local governments in Mexico have been engaged in the PEPS Project, which stands for Promoting an Energy Efficient Public S [Full]

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    New ‘Local Climate Action Map’ online map
    July 18, 2007
    In an attempt to capture the force of local government action on climate change, ICLEI’s U.S.A. Office has launched an online [Full]
    Spending public money responsibly
    July 18, 2007
    A New Guide to Cost-effective Sustainable Procurement is now available in six different languages. [Full]
    Local Action for Biodiversity website launched
    July 11, 2007
    Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB), ICLEI’s new initiative on urban biodiversity management and conservation, has launched i [Full]
    Sustainable Procurement Update Available
    July 11, 2007
    The April-May 2007 edition of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Update is now available. [Full]
    Procura+ Manual Available
    July 04, 2007
    The Procura+ Manual, a tool for ICLEI’s sustainable procurement campaign, is now available. [Full]
    New report on sustainable buildings released
    July 04, 2007
    The ICLEI Oceania Secretariat has recently released a new report titled ‘Local Government: Accelerating the Uptake of Sustai [Full]
    Sustainable City Council Guide available
    July 04, 2007
    The city of Barcelona (Spain), Vice-Chair and one of the founding authorities of the Procura+ Campaign, has published the Sus [Full]
    Local Renewables Freiburg 2007
    June 20, 2007
    ICLEI together with the City of Freiburg (Germany) held the Local Renewables Freiburg 2007 conference on sustainable energy t [Full]
    Setting the Course: A Guidebook on Planning for Global Warming
    April 25, 2007
    Local government leaders will soon have a new tool to help them plan for the impacts of global warming, as peer review is abo [Full]

    National Peer Review Water Workshops in Uganda and Zambia
    July 25, 2007
    Two local governments in Uganda (Entebbe and Jinja) and six in Zambia (Lusaka, Chibombo, Chililabombwe and Chongwe) held thei [Full]
    US National Workshop a success
    July 18, 2007
    About 150 local elected officials and ICLEI staff gathered at ICLEI’s National Workshop in Fayetteville, Arkansas on 11-13 Ju [Full]
    Cities in Brazil leaders in sustainable development
    July 11, 2007
    From June 26 to 29, more than 300 participants convened in Betim (Brazil) to pledge their commitment to Local Renewables, an  [Full]
    Saving Energy & Saving Money: The Economic Benefits of Local Climate Action
    July 10, 2007
    From 10-13 July 2007, local government leaders and practicioners from across the U.S.A. came together to take action and shar [Full]
    Local Renewables Freiburg 2007
    June 20, 2007
    ICLEI together with the City of Freiburg (Germany) held the Local Renewables Freiburg 2007 conference on sustainable energy t [Full]
    Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
    June 13, 2007
    From 5 to 7 June, approximately 1,200 participants from 120 national governments, 64 United Nations agencies and 54 non-gover [Full]
    Second International Seminar - Local Renewables Model Community Network
    June 13, 2007
    The Second International Seminar of the LocalRenewables Model Community Network took place in Betim (Brazil) from 27 to 29 Ju [Full]
    LoGo Water Symposium in Ekurhuleni
    June 06, 2007
    A symposium of the LoGo Water Project took place from 9-10 July 2007 in Ekurhuleni (South Africa). [Full]

    European Members needed to host ICLEI events
    June 06, 2007
    The European Secretariat, together with the International Training Centre, is inviting European Members to express interest i [Full]

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