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ICLEI e-News | issue 10, October - November 2007

Dear ICLEI Members and partners,

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    ICLEI members Heidelberg, Hannover and Freiburg in Germany awarded for nature conservation and biodiversity
    November 28, 2007
    114 German cities took part in the 2007 national competition "Capital of Nature Conservation".  [Full]
    ICLEI Korea Office hosts the 1st Jeju International Environmental Education Forum
    November 28, 2007
    On 22-23 November 2007, the ICLEI Korea Office hosted the 1st Jeju International Environmental Education Forum in Jeju (Korea [Full]
    UN declares 2008 the International Year of Sanitation
    November 28, 2007
    The United Nations has declared the upcoming year, 2008, as the International Year of Sanitation. [Full]
    ICLEI Executive Committee met 27-29 October in Jeju
    November 14, 2007
    The ICLEI Executive Committee held its annual series of meetings from 27 to 29 October 2007. [Full]
    ICLEI Members named in the 11 Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World
    November 14, 2007
    As determined by Virgin Vacations, eight ICLEI Members are listed in the 11 most accessible and bike friendly cities in the w [Full]
    ICLEI Members on list of mega-cities threatened by sea level rise
    November 14, 2007
    The Worldwatch Institute has determined that 21 of the 33 cities around the world predicted to have at least eight million pe [Full]
    ICLEI ExCom Ex-Officio Member Masondo appointed as a UCLG co-president
    November 07, 2007
    Mr. Amos Masondo, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg (South Africa) and Ex-Officio Member of ICLEI’s Executive Committee, was ap [Full]
    Apply for the 2008 Green Energy Awards
    November 07, 2007
    The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy proje [Full]
    PEPS Mexico Program has reduced 15,467 tons of eCO2 emissions
    October 31, 2007
    The PEPS Mexico Program, in its third year of operation, has engaged 40 cities across the country in energy efficiency activi [Full]
    Beate Weber to receive the German Environmental Award
    October 24, 2007
    Beate Weber, former Lady Mayor of Heidelberg (Germany) and a member of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, was recent [Full]
    Bhubaneswar and Nagpur adopt renewable energy and energy efficiency policies
    October 24, 2007
    Bhubaneswar and Nagpur (India) have recently adopted city level policies on renewable energy and energy efficiency.  [Full]
    Cities in LACS Poised to Set up Local Observatories
    October 17, 2007
    Significant progress has been made during the second phase of the Local Agenda for Peace and Security Research Project. [Full]
    6 October was Ecological Debt Day
    October 03, 2007
    The Global Footprint Network determined that 6 October was the day when humanity had consumed all the resources the planet wo [Full]
    Apply for the World Habitat Awards
    October 03, 2007
    Applications are now available for the 2008 World Habitat Awards. [Full]

    New U.S. Star Community Index to help local governments measure, declare "green" status
    November 28, 2007
    Starting in 2008, the Start Community Index will provide local governments with a standardized framework to plan, track and c [Full]
    Sustainable Public Procurement accelerating in Brazil and Argentina
    November 21, 2007
    The ICLEI Latin America and Caribbean Secretariat is actively promoting sustainable public procurement (SPP) in Brazil, and d [Full]
    ICLEI Mexico Office formally established
    November 21, 2007
    The ICLEI Mexico Office was formally established and approved at the recent ICLEI Executive Meeting, held in Jeju (Korea) in  [Full]
    Promoting sustainable industries to local governments in Australia and New Zealand
    November 21, 2007
    The ICLEI Oceania Secretariat is currently scoping ways to promote small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) that are defined [Full]
    ICLEI Pilots Adaptation Guidebook
    November 21, 2007
    ICLEI Canada has launched a new climate adaptation pilot project in partnership with Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Clima [Full]

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    Green Public Procurement
    November 28, 2007
    Two new publications on green public procurement in the construction sector are now available. [Full]
    CCP New Zealand Bulletin now produced bi-monthly
    November 14, 2007
    The Communities for Climate Protection New Zealand Bulletin is now being produced bi-monthly to keep its participants and oth [Full]
    Technical guidance to the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment now available
    November 07, 2007
    The European Commission has recently published the long announced Guidance for Local Governments on Integrated Environmental  [Full]
    Sustainable Procurement Tenders
    November 07, 2007
    The Procura+ website has now launched a new section where sustainable procurement tender examples can be downloaded and share [Full]
    October/November Oceania Bulletin now available
    October 31, 2007
    The October/November edition of the Oceania News Bulletin is now available. [Full]
    Report of symposium ‘Water for Local Needs’ now available
    October 24, 2007
    Whereas the political will for improving water resources management in Southern Africa is visible at all levels, the necessar [Full]
    Case Studies on ecoBudget available
    October 17, 2007
    ICLEI case studies have been completed for three ICLEI Members - in both developing and developed countries - that have succe [Full]
    Public lighting toolbox in Australia goes national
    October 03, 2007
    A public lighting toolbox that was developed by the ICLEI Oceania Secretariat and the Australian Greenhouse Office is availab [Full]

    Important to register for the RESPIRO Conference in Lille
    November 21, 2007
    In three weeks time, the RESPIRO Conference will be welcoming participants from across Europe to this conference on Socially  [Full]
    ICLEI an organizer of the Latin American Seminar on Citizen Security
    November 14, 2007
    The Latin America and Caribbean Secretariat of ICLEI (ICLEI LACS) is co- organizing the Latin American Seminar on Citizen Sec [Full]
    Final Workshop on the Oceania Sustainability Reporting Alliance held
    November 07, 2007
    The Centre for Public Agency Sustainability Reporting™ recently held its closing workshop for the 2007 Australia and New Zeal [Full]
    Cities from around the world meet to plan action for urban biodiversity
    October 31, 2007
    20 cities met in an historic biodiversity workshop in the Croatian capital of Zagreb last week, to focus on programmes and st [Full]
    ecoBudget final conference linked two global regions
    October 31, 2007
    The two final ecoBudget Conferences, held earlier this month, were probably the first time that an ICLEI project was celebrat [Full]
    RESPIRO Conference - Final Invitation and Programme
    October 17, 2007
    Please find attached the final invitation and programme brochure, as well as the registration form to attend the RESPIRO Conf [Full]
    Two final conferences to conclude ecoBudget - ASIA
    October 10, 2007
    The project ecoBudget - ASIA, funded by the European Union programme ASIA URBS, has now come to its conclusion. [Full]

    Bali2007: 45 local governments to help determine the ‘Bali Roadmap’
    November 28, 2007
    45 local governments from all over the world will attend the second week of the United Nations Climate Change Conference to i [Full]
    Bali2007 to be the “defining moment”; local governments in agreement
    November 21, 2007
    The Chairman of the IPCC, upon the release of its definitive scientific report, contends that “What we do in the next two to  [Full]
    Bali2007: Key COP 13 document to be released this week
    November 14, 2007
    An IPCC Report being released on Saturday, 17 November will summarize the scientific consensus on what measures need to be ta [Full]
    Bali 2007: Local governments part of the growing political momentum on climate change
    October 31, 2007
    ICLEI, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC) and other strategic local government partners are an integral part  [Full]
    Bali2007: ICLEI organizes Local Government Climate Sessions at COP 13
    October 24, 2007
    ICLEI is organizing, in cooperation with local government and United Nations partners, the ‘Local Government Climate Sessions [Full]
    Opportunity to host the 7th EcoProcura Conference
    October 10, 2007
    ICLEI invites its European Members to express their interest in hosting an important event on sustainable procurement: [Full]