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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality establishes Environmental Management Framework
September 23, 2008
The Environmental Management Framework (EMF) of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is the first to be produced for an entire Service Delivery Region in South Africa. [more]
UCLG Africa

ICLEI facilitates the Energy & Climate Commission at UCLG 1st Africa Congress
September 22, 2008
ICLEI Africa was proud to facilitate the Sustainable Energy and Climate Protection Commission at the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) Congress in July. Several key resolutions were made, with a particular focus on Africa. [more]
World Water Week

ICLEI Africa’s attendance at the 2008 World Water Week
September 20, 2008
ICLEI Africa was represented at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden in August. Sessions were held on water and sanitation and the impact of climate change on the communities of the world. [more]
5th World Water Forum

African delegates prepare for the 5th World Water Forum
September 19, 2008
A meeting was held in Tunis, Tunisia during August for African delegates to begin preparing and coordinating their input into the 5th World Water Forum in Turkey next year. [more]

Freiburg (Germany)

Busy summer for European ICLEI Members
September 22, 2008
Read an update from ICLEI European Secretariat located in Freiburg (Germany). With over 40 colleagues servicing 165 Members in 27 countries, our European activities are thriving. [more]

Greening Sports in Rimini, Italy
August 25, 2008
In preparation for an international sporting event that took place in Rimini this summer, an action plan was developed to promote environmental awareness amongst athletes while minimizing the footprint of the event.  [more]

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. [more]

Latin America & Carribean
Mexico City

Mexico City signs the World Mayors and Local Governments Climate Protection Agreement
September 04, 2008
At the IV Latin American Congress of Local Governments where 400 Local government’s representatives met from 27 to 29 August 2008, 49 new signatories, including Mexico City, joined the agreement. [more]

North America

City of Berkeley adopt innovative solar tax
September 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Sept 23, 2008 the Berkeley City Council Approved the Berkeley FIRST Solar Financing Program. The local government also present its Climate Action Plan for review by the community. [more]
Logo CO2RE Edmonton

Greening Edmonton through climate protection
September 17, 2008
As the City of Edmonton prepares to host the ICLEI World Congress, June 14-18 2009, it is making strides in greening the city through various avenues.  [more]

Smart Cycling in DC
August 26, 2008
The Norwegian designed SmartBike makes its North American debut in the country’s first ever self-serve bike share program. [more]

Marion Water

Efficient municipal irrigation in Australia
September 22, 2008
The City of Marion (Australia) has developed a water-wise approach to irrigating its public reserves using a combination of tighter scheduling and improved infrastructure. [more]

‘Green Event’ wins Melbourne Award for ICLEI Oceania
September 08, 2008
ICLEI Oceania has won a Melbourne Award for its Accelerating Now! conference, held in Melbourne during May 2007. [more]

South Asia

Nagpur Municipal Corporation Celebrates National Renewable Energy Day with ICLEI South Asia
September 22, 2008
Children learn about the importance of energy conservation and renewable energy options at Nagpur’s National Renewable Energy Day celebration. [more]

Carbon Emission Inventory for 50 South Asian cities
September 21, 2008
South Asian local governments have committed to undertake a carbon emissions inventory to understand how their cities contribute to global climate change. [more]

ICLEI South Asia in Partnership with WWF India
September 15, 2008
ICLEI has signed a memorandum of understanding with WWF in an effort to move toward a low carbon economy. [more]