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16.08.2017

ICLEI is implementing a new global project that brings nature back into cities

INTERACT-Bio, a four-year project designed to improve the utilization and management of nature within fast-growing city-regions in the Global South is now underway. Nine city-regions in Brazil, India and Tanzania are taking steps to integrate biodiversity and bring nature back into cities.


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16.08.2017

Advance scientific knowledge on cities and climate change: Submit proposals for the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference will take place in Edmonton, Canada 5-7 March 2018. The call for proposals and contributions on “fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” opens 1 September 2017.


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26.07.2017

Rethinking sustainable urban development paradigms

This year, the ECOCITY World Summit in Melbourne, Australia, served as a reminder that there is no such thing as a standardized model for sustainable urban development. A range of solutions and innovations are taking shape, but we need to dig deeper and rethink our approach.


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12.07.2017

The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders at COP23 promises to be the most widely supported climate event of the year

Preparations for the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders are picking up steam: the first confirmations of attendance are coming in; the agenda for the day, as well as the program for the Climate Summit Dialogues to take place before and after the Climate Summit, is shaping up.


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12.07.2017

New Energy for Africa - Cooperative, decentralized and renewable

In cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for International Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Agency for Renewable Energy (Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien), the DZ Bank hosted a congress in Berlin on June 27th aiming to mobilize and enable investment in renewable energy in Africa.


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10.07.2017

ICLEI welcomes the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit and congratulates Gov. Jerry Brown on his leadership

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and its 1,500 strong network of local and regional leaders welcome the announcement made by California Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown, who in 2018 will be convening a Global Climate Action summit for all actors.


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22.06.2017

U.S. cities and climate stakeholders are still in on climate action

After the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, 1,219 U.S. governors, mayors, investors, businesses and universities, including 46 ICLEI USA Members, declared their continued support for climate action. Read the declaration


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