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02.06.2017

Buenos Aires awarded the International Transport Forum’s Transport Achievement Award 2017

On 1 June in Leipzig, Germany, the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina was awarded the Transport Achievement Award at the International Transport Forum 2017 for its “Metrobus 9 de Julio” project.


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01.06.2017

US withdraws from the Paris Agreement: Reaction statement by ICLEI Secretary General

At a press conference from the White House, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  This is a reaction statement by Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General:“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is out of step with reality and the current drive towards a global low-carbon transition. Making abundant use of 'alternative facts', he has...


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01.06.2017

Local leaders in the ICLEI USA network support international climate action

The national government of the United States has walked away from global climate action by announcing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement — ICLEI and its Members have not.


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30.05.2017

Opportunities for sustainable energy in African cities

A new study uses a strategic scenario-based approach to analyze how megatrends, such as population growth and increased energy demand, will shape the future development of African cities. It also sketches out policy options for unlocking climate responsive development.


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30.05.2017

Local action to preserve biodiversity in South America

The role of local governments in supporting implementation of global sustainability frameworks is increasingly recognized. When it comes to protecting biodiversity, the story is no different. The goals and agreements set out in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) give local and regional governments important responsibility for conserving natural systems and maintaining ecosystems services.


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18.05.2017

United Nations-backed insurance industry initiative and network of local governments to create “Insurance Development Goals for Cities”

The UN Environment Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and ICLEI to set the global agenda on insurance industry-city collaboration on resilience.


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16.05.2017

ICLEI and UCCRN renew commitment to advancing science-based policy

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and UCCRN, the Urban Climate Change Research Network at Columbia University, have joined forces to develop and implement evidence-based strategies for sustainable, resilient and inclusive urban development in the context of a changing climate.


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