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05.09.2017

ICLEI gives input into UN reform

Mechanisms for implementing the New Urban Agenda were the focus of discussion on 5-6 September 2017 at a High Level Meeting at the United Nations in New York.


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31.08.2017

The results are in: Cities in the ICLEI Network top the most livable list

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its annual Global Livability Report, ranking the livability of 140 cities.


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29.08.2017

Mayor of Bonn solidifies South-North collaboration on climate action in the lead-up to COP23

Mayor of Bonn, Germany and First Vice President of ICLEI, Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, recently toured Colombia and Bolivia to meet with local leaders. Mayor Sridharan will soon welcome hundreds of local and regional leaders to Bonn at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, during COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties. Accompanied by ICLEI South America's Executive Secretary, Rodrigo Perpétuo, Mayor...


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29.08.2017

Oslo teams up with insurers to work on resilient stormwater management plan

With 658,390 inhabitants and 1.3% annual estimated population growth, the City of Oslo is gearing up its housing infrastructure to fit the demand. In addition, the historical city center is one of the most disaster-vulnerable to flood parts of the city, as it encompasses a large number of old housing units prone to flooding. To reduce disaster risk and shift toward a more resilient and sustainable city, Oslo has established a new agency with the...


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29.08.2017

Quito increases the resilience of its food systems

Quito has established a vision for sustainable territorial development recognizing the importance of civil society participation and placing food within municipal plans and programs aiming to guarantee food and nutrition security, promote healthy diets and build resilience. An analysis of current food dynamics revealed that Quito’s food resilience is low in face of a high vulnerability to volcanic eruptions, seismic activities and landslides....


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28.08.2017

Saanich to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their share of climate costs

The District of Saanich, British Columbia will send a climate accountability letter to 20 fossil fuel companies asking them to pay their share of the district’s climate costs.


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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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