News highlights

21.11.2016

Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100% renewable energy

15 November 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco: In a first, governments forming the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) along with cities, business and civil society gathered to pioneer the shift to 100% renewable energy. The Moroccan Presidency of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and CVF hosted a high-level meeting discussing the economic benefits and the moral imperative of a just transition to 100% renewable energy to limit global...


[more]

21.11.2016

At Marrakech Summit, local and subnational governments chart a path to strengthen climate action

The second Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders was held on 14 November 2016 in parallel to COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The summit convened 1,100 participants from 114 countries, representing over 780 local and subnational governments, continuing the momentum build last year at the successful Climate Summit for Local Leaders in Paris City Hall. The summit culminated with the...


[more]

18.11.2016

Local and subnational governments prove their climate commitments

The newly released 2015-2016 carbonn Climate Registry Digest shows that local and subnational governments in the ICLEI Network – from small communities, megacities and large subnational states – are well positioned to contribute to and even raise the ambitions of national climate commitments over the long and short term.Here are the key numbers:Out of the 726 entities accounted for in this carbonn Climate Registry analysis, 86 cities...


[more]

17.11.2016

COP22 Low-Emission Solutions Conference emphasizes need for strong leadership, sound climate policies and effective economic mechanisms

Marrakech, 17 November 2016: For the first time in COP history, the COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) mobilized leaders from business, government, cities, science and academia to discuss solutions and new technologies for implementing the Paris Agreement. The three-day LESC offered an in-depth analysis of key technologies and low-carbon systems, engaging more than 100 speakers and 500 participants.


[more]

10.11.2016

Towards the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

An international conference on cities and climate change science will be held in 2018 to further develop the scientific understanding of climate change and cities, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Cities interested in hosting it are invited to apply by January 2017.


[more]

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...


[more]

 
 
 
Google+
ENG | ES | FR | PT | KR | JP | CN