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Helen Zille

Mayor of Cape Town wins the 2008 World Mayor Award
October 15, 2008
Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, has been chosen as World Mayor 2008. Cape Town is an active ICLEI Member and host city for the ICLEI Africa Secretariat. [more]

East Asia

Skywater Network launched in Sumida City, Japan
October 15, 2008
The Network provides a platform to share information and experiences about rainwater for storage and reutilisation in Japan. [more]

Quezon City Green Festival (Philippines)
October 10, 2008
Promoting public awareness and support for environmental protection and sustained ecological development. [more]

Changwon (Korea) host to the UN wetlands convention
October 10, 2008
The 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, or Ramsar COP10, will open in the city from Oct. 28 through Nov. 4. [more]

Agenda plus ICLEI

Agenda+ forum of advanced cities in Freiburg (Germany)
October 29, 2008
European cities participating in the newly launched ICLEI network agenda+ met for the first time at the agenda+ forum from 6 - 8 October 2008 in Freiburg (Germany). [more]

Pre-procurement boosts sustainable innovations
October 15, 2008
The kick-off meeting of the SMART-SPP project on pre-procurement and innovations, co-ordinated by ICLEI and supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe program was held 7-8 October 2008 in Belgium. [more]

Ludwigsburg wins German sustainability award
October 14, 2008
ICLEI Member City of Ludwigsburg (Germany) has been selected for the German 'Zeitzeichen' award, the national award for local sustainability. [more]

USA-Germany exchange on energy research
October 13, 2008
The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign in Europe will receive a visiting energy scholar funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.  [more]

North America

Montréal (Canada) and biodiversity
October 23, 2008
The mayor of Montréal (Canada) sends his vision of urban biodiversity via video to the World Conservation congress in Barcelona which took place on October 2008. [more]
Edmonton River Valley, city view

Edmonton boasting the largest urban parkland in North America
October 16, 2008
The River Valley park in Edmonton (Canada) shows how biodiversity, recreation and education can co-exist in the urban environment. [more]

Save Your Budget by Saving Energy
October 15, 2008
Part 1 in ICLEI USA’s series on how local governments can respond to the financial crisis and continue climate protection measures amid shrinking budgets in the USA. [more]

ICLEI Oceania Bulletin

ICLEI Oceania Bulletin
October 31, 2008
The Bulletin provides an update on campaign and program status, as well as general points of interest, valuable resources and upcoming events from the Oceania Secretariat. [more]

Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities (Australia)
October 29, 2008
ICLEI Oceania is establishing a new social sustainability program: Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities (CSHC). This new program helps local governments foster healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable communities.  [more]

South Asia
Thane image

Stakeholder Consultation Meeting at Thane (India)
October 29, 2008
The Thane Municipal Corporation and ICLEI South Asia organised the "1st Stakeholder Consultation Meeting" for a project on climate change on 4th October'2008 at Thane Municipal Corporation. [more]
Picture of Coimbatore

Coimbatore (India) joins ICLEI and LocalRenewables
October 27, 2008
The city of Coimbatore became the third local government in India to join the Local Renewables Initiative where it will strive to develop local sustainable energy.  [more]

New ICLEI South Asia Southern Centre at Hyderabad
October 20, 2008
ICLEI South Asia announces the opening of its Southern Centre at Hyderabad. [more]