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Cape Coast, Ghana
Bonn biodiversity Mayors Conference resonates worldwide
July 21, 2008
Just a few weeks after the Mayors Conference – Local Action for Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany the impact has already reached Ghana, Africa. Cape Coast and the Central Region will plant nearly 60.000 trees this year in an effort to help the local biodiversity. [Full]
Picture Arba Diallo ICLEI
Mayor from Burkina Faso addresses UN Commission on Sustainable Development for ICLEI
May 09, 2008
“Environmental sustainability must be addressed at the international, regional and national level, but the reality remains that implementation happens largely at local level” said Arba Diallo, also former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.  [Full]

East Asia
ICLEI Japan presentation
Chinese mayors learn about pollution control in Japanese cities
August 05, 2008
ICLEI Japan Office made a presentation on 50 years of Japanese local governments’ activities in pollution control and waste management to Chinese mayors and deputy mayors.  [Full]
Food Crisis
Food crisis eased by local governments in the Philippines
May 06, 2008
Government-subsidized rice is distributed by local governments to reach the neediest citizens [Full]

Chinese cities to connect to ICLEI network
April 28, 2008
ICLEI, the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Sister Cities International and CITYNET are cooperating on a local government’s forum in China in 2009 [Full]


Moving Toward Sustainable Transportation in Reykjavik
August 21, 2008
A global leader in renewable energy, Reykjavik has its sights set on greening the transport industry with hydrogen, ethanol, and incentives for the purchase of eco friendly vehicles. [Full]
Bursa Turkey
Bursa (Turkey) creates organic garden for children
August 08, 2008
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Local Agenda 21 has built an organic agriculture garden for its Children’s Council. Members of the Council which is consist of children between 10-16 ages, are learning about growing organic fruits and vegetables. [Full]
Greater London Authority logo
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]

European Mobility Week Award 2008 awarded to Koprivnica
April 09, 2008
Koprivnica (Croatia) has been awarded the 2008 European Mobility Week Award.  [Full]

Latin America & Carribean
Brazil Climate Change
ICLEI developing State Policies on Climate Change in Brazil
June 06, 2008
ICLEI´s Project Office in Brazil has begun to implement a two-year project, which will have the participation of the State Governments of Bahia, Mato Grosso and Pernambuco. It is supported of the British Government’s Strategic Programme Fund.  [Full]

ICLEI co-hosts British-Brazilian Seminar and Workshop on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Living
March 05, 2008
This March, the ICLEI Latin America and Caribbean Secretariat is co-hosting the British-Brazilian Seminar and Workshop on renewable energy for Sustainable Living. [Full]

North America

Vancouver’s Revival of the Solar Trash Compactor
August 18, 2008
Vancouver is piloting new and improved trash compactors that have five times the capacity of conventional trash bins and only need to be emptied about once a week, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s fleet of garbage trucks. [Full]
New York City
30 US Cities to measure greenhouse gas emissions
August 11, 2008
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability are joining forces with some of the United States’ largest cities to help them voluntarily report their greenhouse gas emissions and other climate change-relevant data. [Full]
San Francisco
San Francisco Joins Elite Group of Local Climate Action Champions
August 07, 2008
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability proudly bestowed the organization’s top climate protection award on the City of San Francisco today. The international award, part of ICLEI’s Five Milestone climate protection process, was presented to Mayor Gavin Newsom at an event where the City released ... [Full]
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ICLEI USA Members Proactive on Fuel Costs
August 06, 2008
As high petroleum prices hurt communities globally, ICLEI members in the United States are weathering the blows better than many other local governments, thanks to climate-protection plans that are well underway. A quick look at local governments’ latest efforts to mitigate fuel costs. [Full]
Edmonton Downtown
Mayor of Edmonton urges citizens to 'Go Green! It’s Our Nature'
July 22, 2008
The campaign is part of the City's preparation to host ICLEI World Congress from June 14-18, 2009. The results of the City’s and citizens’ efforts will be announced and shared with more than 500 municipalities visiting Edmonton during the 2009 Congress. [Full]


Milestone assistance for the ICLEI Australia Water Campaign™
April 02, 2008
A Milestone Assistance Fund is available to local governments in Western Australia that are participating in ICLEI’s Water Campaign™. [Full]

Grant funding for five CCP Australia Councils
March 26, 2008
Five councils in Australia that are active in ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection™ Campaign have received an Accelerated Action Grant. [Full]

New Oceania Climate Website for Mayors
March 26, 2008
The Australasian Mayors Council for Climate Protection (AMCCP) has developed a new website.  [Full]

South Asia
Climate Roadmap South Asia
Roadmap of South Asian Cities for the post 2012 global climate agreement
August 13, 2008
The Roadmap supports South Asian local governments to grasp the impacts of urban carbon emissions. It also develops a regional consensus on local action plans and build a network of leaders to influence the post-Kyoto climate negotiations. [Full]

Workshops on Energy Efficient Built Environments in India
August 11, 2008
ICLEI South Asia with the support from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency conducted a series of four regional workshops on ‘Energy Efficient Buildings’ in Noida, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur and Chennai. [Full]
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]
Asia Pacific Partnership
Urban Climate Project initiated with Asia Pacific Partnership
July 30, 2008
ICLEI South Asia and ICLEI USA in association with the National Institute for Urban Affairs (India) have recently initiated the Urban Climate Project to include climate measures in core investments in two selected cities. It is funded under the Asia Pacific Partnership program. [Full]