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ICLEI e-News | issue 9, August - September 2007

Dear ICLEI Members and partners,

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    Mayor Mehra addresses the United Nations on Climate Change
    September 26, 2007
    The Mayor of Delhi, Ms Arti Mehra, today addressed leaders of all UN Members States on climate change, highlighting the criti [Full]
    ICLEI to attend meeting parallel to the Major Economies Meeting
    September 26, 2007
    ICLEI has been invited to attend a parallel meeting to the Major Economies Meeting, convened by the President of the U.S.A.,  [Full]
    ICLEI Members in Australia part of the Planet Savers Program
    September 19, 2007
    ICLEI Members Bass Coast, Cardinia Shire, and Frankston City (Australia) are all part of the Planet Savers Program. [Full]
    US EPA to support ICLEI activities in Brazil
    September 19, 2007
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is providing $US 140,000 for ICLEI climate work in Brazil, coordinated by the U [Full]
    Information requested on efficient lighting systems
    September 19, 2007
    The city of Sanary sur Mer (France) is interested in hearing from other local governments that have had experience with the E [Full]
    Apply for the Stockholm Water Prize
    September 19, 2007
    Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious 2008 Stockholm Water Prize. [Full]
    ICLEI speaks at the UN 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
    September 12, 2007
    Ms Michelle Wyman, Global Coordinator of ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection™ Campaign, spoke at the annual DPI/NGO Confere [Full]
    Congratulations to the 2007 Australian Banksia Award finalists
    September 12, 2007
    Congratulations to the ICLEI Members in Australia who were finalists for the 2007 Banksia Environmental Award. [Full]
    Brazilian cities promoting solar energy
    September 12, 2007
    ICLEI Members Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre (Brazil) are actively promoting solar energy. [Full]
    EcoMobility Alliance gains momentum
    September 04, 2007
    Leaders of the bicycle industry met at the Eurobike 2007 Tradeshow in Friedrichshafen (Germany) to learn about the Global All [Full]
    ICLEI Members in the top ten of the Global Liveability Ranking
    September 04, 2007
    Nine of the top ten most liveable cities, as determined by a survey of the Economist (Magazine) Intelligence Unit, are ICLEI [Full]
    Five ICLEI U.S.A. Members awarded funds to ease traffic congestion
    September 04, 2007
    ICLEI U.S.A. Members Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle has been awarded $US 848 million to ease tr [Full]
    Wanted: Good examples of socially responsible procurement
    August 28, 2007
    The project RESPIRO is looking for good practice examples of local governments and private companies that include social crit [Full]
    ExecCom Member Mayol appointed to REN21 Steering Committee
    August 22, 2007
    ICLEI Executive Committee Member Ms Imma Mayol, Environmental Mayor of Barcelona (Spain), has been appointed a member of the  [Full]
    New press section on ICLEI’s website
    August 22, 2007
    For further news about ICLEI and what others are reporting about ICLEI you can now look at our Press Room for more informatio [Full]
    North American ICLEI Members selected for LEED-ND program
    August 22, 2007
    Several ICLEI Members in the U.S.A. and Canada have been selected to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leaders [Full]
    Top 10 clean technology centers: many are ICLEI Members
    August 15, 2007
    ICLEI Members have been ranked among the top 10 new ‘Silicon Valley’ of the new clean technology sector worldwide. [Full]
    Nominations sought for World Mayor 2007
    August 15, 2007
    The World Mayor Project is seeking the most outstanding mayors of the year 2007. [Full]
    The 15 Greenest Cities
    August 08, 2007
    Grist Newswire Service (U.S.A.) has selected the 15 cities that they have determined deserve recognition for making impressiv [Full]
    Call for Submissions – 2008 Dubai Awards
    August 08, 2007
    Local governments are invited to apply for the 2008 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Enviro [Full]
    Gino van Begin appointed ICLEI Deputy Secretary General
    August 01, 2007
    ICLEI Secretary General Konrad Otto-Zimmermann has appointed European Director Gino van Begin to serve as his Deputy. [Full]
    Call for sustainable procurement best practices
    August 01, 2007
    The European RESPIRO Project, to which ICLEI is a partner, is looking for good practice examples from local governments on so [Full]

    100 Australian Local Governments are Committed to the Water Campaign™
    September 04, 2007
    The City of Cockburn (Australia) recently became the 100th council to join the Water Campaign™ in Australia. [Full]
    ICLEI Europe hoping to launch Agenda+
    September 04, 2007
    ICLEI’s European Secretariat is planning to launch Agenda+, a network for advanced local governments. [Full]
    New CCP Campaign launched in Japan
    August 28, 2007
    In order to reinforce local climate actions, ICLEI’s Japan Office launched the new Cities for Climate Protection®-Japan Campa [Full]

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    Sustainable Procurement Update now available
    September 26, 2007
    The June-August 2007 edition of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Update is now available.  [Full]
    European case studies on green public procurement available
    August 22, 2007
    The five case studies on green public procurement, as mentioned here on ICLEI’s website in a previous news features, are now  [Full]

    Sundance Summit a success
    September 12, 2007
    ICLEI once again hosted the Sundance Summit, held in Sundance (Utah, U.S.A.) from 10-12 September 2007.  [Full]

    ecoBudget final conference planned
    September 12, 2007
    This coming 15-16 October 2007, the municipality of Tubigon (Province of Bohol, Philippines) bears witness to the conclusion  [Full]
    Registration open for the December 2007 RESPIRO Conference
    September 04, 2007
    Registration is now open for the RESPIRO Conference on Socially Responsible Procurement, taking place in Lille (France) from  [Full]
    Responsibility in Procurement Conference – December 2007
    August 08, 2007
    The European Conference on ‘Responsibility in Procurement’ will be held in early December 2007 in Lille (France). [Full]
    Climate Protection and Renewable Energy: Medium and Small Communities facing the Challenge - April 2008
    August 08, 2007
    The Province of Rovigo and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability invite you to the conference 'Climate protection and re [Full]