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ICLEI e-News | issue 11, December 2007 - January 2008

Dear ICLEI Members and partners,

Welcome to the newest edition of the ICLEI e-News service. ICLEI e-News reports on ongoing ICLEI program and campaign activities, conferences and events, partnerships, and Member activities.

The homepage of the ICLEI website, at www.iclei.org, is updated on a weekly basis, highlighting our current activities, events both past and present, and initiatives being undertaken by our Members. The e-News is a regular summary of these features on the website.

ICLEI is eager to showcase its Members, so please send potential news items to media@iclei.org.

Local action moves the world.

General News

For public comment and review: GHG Protocol
January 30, 2008
ICLEI is pleased to announce the release of the DRAFT International Local Government Greenhouse Gas Protocol for public revie [Full]

ICLEI Korea signs partnership with Jeju MBC
January 30, 2008
The ICLEI Korea Office has signed an Agreement of Technical Cooperation with one of Korea’s leading national broadcasting cor [Full]

Local Renewables Project extended in Bhubaneswar
January 29, 2008
The Local Renewables Model Communities Network Project in Bhubaneswar has been extended by another two years. [Full]

Interview on global urbanization with ICLEI’s former Secretary General
January 29, 2008
ICLEI Advisory Group Member and former Secretary General of ICLEI, Jeb Brugmann was recently a guest on a topical news progra [Full]

Covenant of Mayors to be launched at the EU Sustainable Energy Week
January 29, 2008
The EU Initiative of the Covenant of Mayors will be launched at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, being held the final week of  [Full]

In Commemoration: Juanito Cambangay
January 23, 2008
ICLEI was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a respected colleague from Bohol Province (Philippines).  [Full]

Lord Mayor Dieter Salomon on international missions
January 23, 2008
Executive Committee Member Lord Mayor Dieter Salomon of Freiburg (Germany) promotes sustainable development, his city and ICL [Full]

Three ICLEI Members could be Smart Grid Cities
January 23, 2008
ICLEI U.S.A. Members Arvada, Boulder and Fort Collins (State of Colorado) could be selected to become a “Smart-Grid City”. [Full]

ICLEI Member London and the city of Paris winners of the 2008 Sustainable Transport Award
January 16, 2008
The cities of London (UK) and Paris (France) have been awarded the 2008 Sustainable Transport Award. London is a Member of IC [Full]

ICLEI Member Ann Arbor recipient of the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award
January 16, 2008
ICLEI Member Ann Arbor (Michigan, U.S.A.) was recently honoured as the recipient of the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award [Full]

20 ICLEI U.S.A. Members ranked for walkability
January 16, 2008
A national trend in the U.S.A. toward more walkable communities has resulted in a ranking of the country’s 30 biggest metropo [Full]

ICLEI Korea signs a partnership with a leading journal, ‘Hallailbo’
January 09, 2008
The ICLEI Korea Office has signed an ‘Agreement of Technical Cooperation for Mitigation and Adaptation on Climate Change’ wit [Full]

ICLEI South Asia launches the GOF Project
January 09, 2008
The ICLEI South Asia Secretariat has initiated the GOF programme on the reduction of carbon emissions with support from the B [Full]

ICLEI Southeast Asia Members joining a survey on environmental mainstreaming
January 09, 2008
The Earth Council Asia-Pacific and ICLEI in Southeast Asia are now cooperating on a Philippine survey to generate data on exi [Full]

Guardian lists two ICLEI mayors in the 50 people who could save the planet
January 09, 2008
The Mayors of London (U.K.) and Freiburg (Germany) have been listed as two of the 50 people who could save the planet, accord [Full]

Outcomes of the Local Government Climate Sessions now available
December 31, 2007
The outcomes, materials and photographs from the two day Local Government Climate Sessions held in Bali from 10 - 11 December [Full]

New World Record Walk
December 31, 2007
On 3 October 2007, over 200,000 Canadians from coast to coast walked one kilometer, and broke the existing Guinness World Rec [Full]

ICLEI Advisory Group member named to the Florida Energy Commission
December 27, 2007
Harvey Ruvin, distinguished member of ICLEI's Advisory Group, has been named to the Florida Energy Commission. [Full]

Global Alliance for EcoMobility launched
December 21, 2007
Alliance for walking, cycling, wheeling and 'passenging' launched at Bali UN Climate Conference. [Full]

Renewable Energy Centre a winner
December 19, 2007
The Reference Centre on Renewable Energy (CRER) created by the City of Betim (Brazil) has won Jornal do Brasil’s 2007 Environ [Full]
World Mayors and Local Governments Climate Protection Agreement launched in Bali
December 13, 2007
With the eyes of the world on the climate change negotiations in Bali, local governments and world mayors have launched a glo [Full]

Member News
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Publications and Resources

2006/2007 CCP Australia Report available (copy 1)
December 31, 2007
A report summarizing the accomplishments of Australian participants in the CCP Campaign is currently available. [Full]

RESPIRO Guidance officially launched
December 31, 2007
The European Responsibility in Procurement (RESPIRO) Guides were officially launched at the RESPIRO Conference on Socially Re [Full]

December ICLEI Oceania Newsletter available
December 27, 2007
The December/January issue of the ICLEI Oceania newsletter is now available.  [Full]

December European Circular available
December 27, 2007
The December European Circular is now available on the ICLEI European Secretariat website. [Full]
Sustainable Procurement Update available
December 27, 2007
The winter edition of the bimonthly newsletter from the Sustainable Procurement project is currently available. [Full]

2006/2007 CCP Australia Report available
December 19, 2007
A report summarizing the accomplishments of Australian participants in the CCP Campaign is currently available. [Full]

LAB Releases it's second issue of the LAB NEWS newsletter
December 07, 2007
Click the "Full Text" link to download a PDF of the newsletter [Full]

Upcoming Events

Managing a Sustainable Future: 12-13 February 2008
January 29, 2008
ICLEI invites its Members to the forum “Managing a Sustainable Future for Cities and Regions". [Full]

European Fair Trade Fair in February 2008
January 23, 2008
ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement team will be organizing a one-day workshop on Fair Trade in public procurement in February 20 [Full]

Mayor Conference on Urban Biodiversity to be held May 2008
January 09, 2008
A Mayors Conference will be held 26-28 May 2008 as a parallel event to the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conven [Full]

ICLEI USA: Local Action Summit 2008
January 09, 2008
Experience. Leadership. Solutions. The ICLEI U.S.A. Local Action Summit 2008 will take place in Albuquerque (New Mexico, U.S [Full]