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Front-Line Cities and Islands to support resilience building in small island states

Bonn, Germany, 11 Nov, 2017 – ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA) are launching Front-Line Cities and Islands, a coalition of coastal cities and islands on the front lines of climate change impacts, working to build resilience through coastal city-to-island partnerships. Although they contribute to less than one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, small island states are directly...



The U.S. People’s Delegation takes citizen climate solutions to COP23

A “Peoples Delegation” is at COP23 to join local elected officials in showcasing what climate leadership must look like in the United States.



New initiative helps industrial cities transition to sustainability

The Urban Transitions Alliance, managed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and funded by Stiftung Mercator, presents an opportunity for industrial and former industrial cities to become global leaders in sustainable urban development.



COP23 kicks off, cities and regions ready for the full two weeks

Local and regional governments are strengthening their resolve to curb climate change and prepare for its effects. They are coming together at COP23 in Bonn to launch key initiatives and strategic coalitions that shape global climate action.



The latest on CITYFOOD

Since operationalizing the ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD Network in May 2017, 15 local and regional governments have formally committed to the network and several are following suit. Current CITYFOOD Network members include: Cagayan de Oro City (Philippines)City of Malmö (Sweden)City of Santa Rosa (Philippines)Colombo Municipal Council (Sri Lanka)Commune Urbaine d'Antananarivo (Madagascar)Gangdong-gu Municipal Government (Republic of Korea)Local...



Ambitious cities make their promises at the Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change

On 20 October, 2017 in Seoul, city leaders came together to build partnerships and share best practices in the fight against climate change. The launch of the Ambitious City Promises initiative shows the tangible action that cities are taking within global networks and coalitions.



The Kaohsiung Strategies are a roadmap for city leaders to shape the future of urban transport

The just-released Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility are a guide for city leaders to shape the future of urban transport. They are a clear show of support for stronger ecomobile solutions in cities, such as walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility, positing that the interconnectivity of these various modes is the backbone of sustainable urban mobility.


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