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East Asia

Korea's 6th largest city joins ICLEI
March 03, 2009
Incheon Metropolitan City, Korea's 6th largest local government with a population of more than 2.6 million recently became a Full ICLEI Member.

Incheon is very important economically and politically in Korea as the City
located near the Seoul Metropolitan City. It has functioned as a... [more]

New ICLEI member Yongin City plans to restore five urban water ways.
March 03, 2009
A new ICLEI Member has an ambitious project to restore water quality.  [more]

The Rain-City Formation Project: Solving the Global Water Shortage
February 26, 2009
Suwon, South Korea and UNEP-SNU (Seoul National University) Rain Research Center signed an MOU for the Rain-City Formation Project of Suwon on 17th February 2009. [more]

North America

Houston, TX, Mayor Announces Green Retrofits for 271 City Buildings
March 03, 2009
Mayor Bill White has announced that the City of Houston has embarked on a project expected to significantly improve the energy efficiency of 271 City buildings. [more]

Atlanta, GA Declares Itself a 'Zero Waste Zone'
February 28, 2009
First there was Atlanta’s “Carbon Neutral Zone". Now the capital of Georgia is proclaiming its downtown area a “Zero Waste Zone". [more]

ICLEI helps its USA Members to access stimulus funding
February 18, 2009
The latest edition of Capital Corner, ICLEI USA's bi-weekly update on federal climate and energy policy, outlines the major green stimulus programs and provides instructions on how local governments can access funding for each one. [more]


Budapest wins European Mobility Week Award
March 03, 2009
By raising public awareness on both air pollution and clean transport alternatives, Budapest in Hungary won this notable European Award. [more]

Green Capital Cities of Europe
February 23, 2009
Stockholm (Sweden) and Hamburg (Germany), long time ICLEI Members, have been crowned the first Green Capital Cities of Europe as part of an award by the European Commission. [more]

Smart Sustainable Procurement webportal now online
February 18, 2009
Public purchasers and suppliers of sustainable solutions in lighting systems, electric vehicle fleets and heating/cooling systems for buildings will find valuable source of information on sustainable procurement and innovation. [more]


Building Resilient Indonesian Cities Project – new MOUs signed
March 02, 2009
Steve Gawler, Country Director Indonesia, is now based in Jakarta overseeing the Building Resilient Indonesian Cities Project. Steve is writing a blog to keep us all up to date on his work.  [more]

Oceania Mayors' challenge for 'Cycle Mad City'
March 02, 2009
More than 12 mayors in the CCP-NZ Programme invited residents to join them on a bicycle ride around their city as one part of February’s Bike Wise month. The event is an annual friendly competition enticing people to get on a bicycle and follow the mayor. The city with the most people on two-wheels ... [more]

South Waikato (Australia) going solar
February 27, 2009
A feasibility study was conducted in mid-2007 on the South Waikato Tokoroa Leisure Centre to determine the value of installing a solar water heating system for the pools’ showers. The study led to the installation of a solar hot water heating system at the Tokoroa indoor pool, which consisted of 24 ... [more]

South Asia

Clean Technology and Infrasture in India
February 28, 2009
ICLEI South Asia and the US and German government announce an international workshop on Including Clean Technology and Efficiency Measures while Developing Infrastructure Projects for Improved Urban Environment at Coimbatore 0n 13-14 March 2009. [more]

Best practices catalogue in South Asia Region
February 27, 2009
ICLEI – South Asia has begun an initiative to document good practices on sustainable management of urban environment by cities in the region. [more]