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15.03.2017

WWF’s One Planet City Challenge will recognize cities scaling new heights on climate action

WWF is inviting cities around the globe to join the One Planet City Challenge and show the world how sustainable cities can be a hub for creativity, ambition and innovation in climate action. Cities generate 70 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. WWF’s One Planet City Challenge is a biennial competition that recognizes and rewards cities for developing infrastructure, housing, transport and mobility solutions to power the global...


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14.03.2017

Submit your projects for the Green Building & City Solutions Awards 2017

Construction professionals or urban planning specialists are invited to apply to the contest with buildings and solutions contributing to the fight against climate change.


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14.03.2017

ABRACADABRA workshop shows how renovation strategies can boost energy performance in buildings

On 16 March 2017, the ABRACADABRA project, which aims to build confidence and demonstrate the attractiveness of a new renovation strategy that boosts the energy performance of buildings, will hold its 3rd international workshop in Brussels (Belgium). The workshop, entitled "Activating a market for deep-renovation through building additions: regulatory challenges" will focus on the following topics: What are the success factors of...


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23.02.2017

Guide for Local Action on Climate presents roadmap for municipal managers to tackle climate change

On the 15 February 2017, ICLEI South America and the Sustainable Cities Program (PCS, in portuguese) published a Guide for Local Action on Climate, a new publication available in Portuguese and Spanish. The initiative was funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The Guidebook has a clear and accessible language in order to assist the municipal managers in designing and/or reviewing a Low Carbon and Resilient Urban Development Strategy. It...


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27.01.2017

7 Brazilian cities launch their first regional inventory of GHG emissions

The Greater ABC Inter-municipal Consortium, a group of seven municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, has launched in December its first regional inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepared with technical support from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).


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27.01.2017

Looking ahead to a new United Nations era that builds on the strength of local and subnational governments to increase sustainability

The five-year term of the new United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres began on 1 January 2017. His leadership team will consist of Amina J. Mohammad as the Deputy Secretary General, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti as the Chief of Staff and Kyung-wha Kang as the Special Advisor on Policy. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ICLEI officially welcomed the Secretary General, inviting him to bring forward existing United Nations efforts to support...


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20.12.2016

Peer exchange on the road towards 100% renewable heating and cooling

Cities, businesses and academia shared experiences on processes and tools to support local governments with integrating district energy systems in energy master planning, land-use, as well as urban policies and regulations – as part of a webinar series of the Global District Energy in Cities Initiative. Chris Baber, Neighborhood Energy Manager at the City of Vancouver, Canada, illustrated the economies of scale enabled by district heating:...


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