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17.11.2017

Cities and regions have made their voices heard

Over the past two weeks, cities and regions have brought their stories and commitments to COP23 through the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the extended Summit Dialogues, and a diverse program hosted by the Cities and Regions Pavilion highlighting actions and contributions from all levels of government and non-party stakeholders.  Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI...


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16.11.2017

ICLEI and the NDC Partnership bring forward multilevel climate action

With the Paris Agreement, national governments pledged to implement large-scale greenhouse gas emissions reductions within the next decade. Each country has submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - laying out their commitment to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – and aiming for a lower, 1.5-degree increase. Yet the current NDCs are not nearly enough to achieve this goal. According...


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15.11.2017

Mayor of Bonn delivers Bonn-Fiji Commitment to the UN Secretary General

After five days of activities touching on issues ranging from human settlements to transport to energy, the Global Climate Action (GCA) program at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, closed with a high-level ceremony, where the key outcomes were presented.Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn, co-host of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and First Vice President of ICLEI – Local Governments for...


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13.11.2017

Forging ahead towards an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable future

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action High-Level Segment on Climate and Sustainable Development Goal 11: The day was filled with climate leaders looking to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - a critical part of achieving global goals on climate and sustainability.


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13.11.2017

German and Chinese cities partner on climate leadership

More than half of the global population is already living in cities. This share will rise to around two-thirds by 2050. This figure underscores that sustainable urbanization will play a key role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement. The building sector and energy demand for electricity, heating and transport are key when it comes to mitigating emissions. German and Chinese cities are showing leadership...


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13.11.2017

Official launch of Front-line Cities and Islands: Uniting islands and coastal cities for resilience

On 13 November 2017, mayors and leaders of islands at the front-line of climate change, from the President of Palau to Mayor of Cozumel, Mexico, came together with mayors and leaders of cities around the world to join forces in taking action to address climate change and build resilience through the launch of Front-line Cities and Islands at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Front-line is...


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12.11.2017

Cities and regions come to COP23, adopt the Bonn-Fiji Commitment

Local and regional leaders from around the world have issued the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local and Regional Leaders to Deliver the Paris Agreement at All Levels, a pledge that signals their commitment to bring forward a critical shift in global development. On 12 November 2017, at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference, the hundreds of local and regional leaders at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional...


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