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27.10.2016

Nations adopt the New Urban Agenda, framing sustainable urban development for the next 20 years

At the closing of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which took place from 17 to 20 October in Quito, nations unanimously adopted the New Urban Agenda, agreeing on a common vision for a sustainable urban world. ICLEI welcomes the New Urban Agenda, through which nations commit to enhance engagement with and strengthen local governments. This document also translates concepts long used by...


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27.10.2016

What you should know about COP22

Less than a month after adopting the New Urban Agenda, nations will gather again in Marrakesh from 7-18 November for COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


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27.10.2016

Nations gather at COP22 after Paris Agreement enters into force

The historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted in December 2015 at COP21, entered into force on 4 November.


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27.10.2016

EcoMobility Days: Exploring ways to implement the New Urban Agenda with urban mobility at the core

From 16 to 20 October in Quito, Ecuador, the EcoMobility Days gathered local representatives, change-makers from the public and the private sectors, and urban mobility enthusiasts. In total, over 50 speakers from more than 25 countries exchanged practices, visions of the future of urban mobility and concrete tools and methodology during an intense 5-day program attended by over 200 participants. The EcoMobility days were organized by the ICLEI...


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27.10.2016

UN Secretary General´s Executive Office advances its work to accelerate local and sustainability action

ICLEI contributed to a high level dialogue at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, on 27 September, facilitating the mobilization of its members Seoul Metropolitan Government and New York City as speakers.


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20.10.2016

Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience reaffirms its commitment to strengthen the resilience of all cities and human settlements

The Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience, of which ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a member, has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen the resilience of all cities and human settlements around the world. Collectively, the Medellin Collaboration supports 4,000 cities globally and commits more than US$2 billion annually towards advancing resilient urban development. This commitment coincides with Habitat...


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20.10.2016

Cities and regions showcase their transformative actions at Habitat III

In an event co-organized by ICLEI Europe and the Basque Country at the Sustainable Cities Campus of Habitat III, European and Latin American cities and regions showcased their transformative actions inspired by the Basque Declaration. Ruud Schuthof, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe, introduced how the Basque Declaration helps cities to transform their areas into sustainable places to live. It thereby also helps national governments...


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