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13.04.2018

Local and regional authorities call for decentralization of water management

Local governments came together at the 5th Conference of Local and Regional Authorities, held in Brasilia during the 8th World Water Forum, calling for a decentralized approach to financing and management of water resources.


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04.04.2018

Seoul and Beijing pledge to improve air quality

At a meeting in Seoul, Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Jining Chen, Mayor of Beijing, agreed to join efforts to reduce the concentration of fine pollutant particulates in both cities.


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28.03.2018

ICLEI East Asia expands to Beijing

ICLEI East Asia’s Beijing Representation Office was officially opened on 12 March 2018.


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14.03.2018

New ICLEI office established in Colombia to focus on low emissions development and biodiversity

To continue building strong supportive relationships with its members, ICLEI South America has recently opened its first coordination office in Colombia. The office is hosted by the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley (AMVA).


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10.03.2018

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson leads new call to climate change action for mayors

Edmonton, 9 March 2018 – The Mayor of Edmonton, Don Iveson, is asking global mayors to join the Edmonton Declaration that will commit them to urgent evidence-based action on climate change. It is a bold call-to-action for cities of all sizes to seriously consider the role of scientific research and data in building ambitious climate action plans and prioritize science-based decision-making that reinforces the targets in the...


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08.03.2018

18 cities and towns in Argentina move on climate action as part of the Global Covenant of Mayors

18 cities and towns in Argentina have taken a critical step forward to advance climate action, issuing greenhouse gas inventories as part of their commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.


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08.03.2018

Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program continues to cut GHG emissions through energy efficiency measures

After its 7th year in operation, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program—a first-of-its-kind, city-level emissions trading program in the world—continues to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions through aggressive energy efficiency measures taken by participating large-scale facilities.


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