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12.10.2016

ICLEI Communiqué towards Habitat III: our next steps towards a sustainable urban world

ICLEI has released “Our next steps towards a sustainable urban world”, a communiqué to the local, subnational, national and global community ahead of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito.


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29.09.2016

Getting ready for the New Urban Agenda

In less than a month, nations will gather in Quito, Ecuador to adopt the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito. ICLEI will be on the ground in Quito with a full agenda throughout the conference.


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29.09.2016

African cities, towns and regions gear up for climate action

African cities, towns and regions met in Cotonou, Benin to chart a path local and subnational government contributions to implementation of the international agenda on climate change.


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29.09.2016

Climate commitments surge among cities in Argentina

A total of 27 cities in Argentina committed to the Compact of Mayors in September, joining Buenos Aires, the capital, and a number of other Argentinian cities already committed to the Compact, a coalition of 550 cities around the world committed to mitigating and building their resilience to the effects of climate change.


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12.09.2016

Reykjavík aims to be carbon neutral by 2040

Reykjavík City, capital of Iceland and Member of ICLEI, has put forward a climate policy paper with an action plan aiming for a carbon neutral city by 2040.


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02.09.2016

Sustainable procurement: helping the Paris Agreement fulfill its promise

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement demonstrates that sustainable procurement has a critical role in local steps towards global climate ambitions.


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26.08.2016

How cities learn from each other: the World Cities project

When a delegation of the city of Växjö, Sweden, visited Shimokawa, they were positively impressed by the advanced citizen engagement and immediately sat down with their Japanese counterparts to learn more. In a nutshell, this is the lesson of the World Cities Third Country Cooperation project and the reason why city-to-city cooperation is a powerful tool for local leaders and civil servants to exchange and confront good practices, discuss...


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