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ICLEI e-News | issue 19, March 2009 | Member News

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Africa
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Mayor’s water use regulated
March 12, 2009
Cape Town Mayor, Helen Zille installed a water management system in her own house to promote a local installation program, already saving citywide 50,000US$ per month. [more]

East Asia

Bikes, a Green New Deal for Jeju (Korea)
April 14, 2009
The Jeju government in Korea is investing millions to promote the use of bicycles and ecomobility as part of 'Green New Deal' project.  [more]

Solar power brightens energy costs
March 24, 2009
Gumi City (Korea) implements a building project for 100,000 solar powered houses. [more]

Japanese cities join global climate effort
March 23, 2009
Gathered in Tokyo for a workshop, Japanese cities are taking responsibility to address climate change and protect their citizens, as part of the Local Governments Climate Roadmap. [more]

Europe

Woking leads the way to sustainability
April 14, 2009
ICLEI member Woking Borough (United Kingdom), has published its local sustainability strategy online, offering a full set of resources and study sheets designed with local governments in mind. [more]

Brussels counts down to 2010 by committing to biodiversity
March 24, 2009
Brussels Capital-Region: first in a new wave of cities to join ICLEI’s Local Action for Biodiversity  [more]

Latin America & Carribean

City of Buenos Aires adopt decree to combat climate change
April 14, 2009
The Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri requested Government Officials to submit projects to combat climate change. [more]

'Bikeboys' deliver São Paolo's internal mail
March 16, 2009
Bicycle courier services have been procured by the municipal government of São Paolo to minimize the sound and air pollution of motorbikes in its city center. [more]

North America

ICLEI Canada highlights Earth Hour
April 09, 2009
Canada embraced Earth Hour by shutting off the lights at its iconic landmarks, photos of which are available on the ICLEI Canada website.  [more]

Lessons from floods in Fargo
April 09, 2009
The flooding crisis in Fargo, North Dakota (USA) —and the noncrisis in nearby Grand Forks— underscores the importance of climate adaptation planning for all local governments. [more]

City of Boston and Al Gore Announce Climate Action Leadership Committee
April 09, 2009
The flooding crisis in Fargo, North Dakota (USA) —and the noncrisis in nearby Grand Forks— underscores the importance of climate adaptation planning for all local governments. [more]

Oceania

Parking pays for carbon neutrality
April 06, 2009
The City of Fremantle is set to become Western Australia’s first local government authority to go carbon-neutral, with council unanimously deciding to invest its parking revenue in 'green' energy. [more]

South Asia

Inauguration of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Resource Centre at Coimbatore
April 14, 2009
The center aims to energize communities by acting as a comprehensive resource base of information and physical exhibition of models related to renewable energies and raise awareness regarding these issues. [more]

Three Indian Cities Awarded for Environmental Performance
March 29, 2009
ICLEI South Asia through a German Development Agency awarded Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bhopal for their performance on environmental and sustainability issues under the Urban Environmental Accords on 13th March 2009. [more]

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