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05.07.2016

#WeLoveBogor: winner of the WWF We Love Cities 2016 campaign

Congratulations to the City of Bogor, ICLEI Member, and global winner of the We Love Cities 2016 campaign. On June 30th, WWF announced Bogor, Indonesia as this year’s 2016 We Love Cities Winner. Under the annual WWF Earth Hour City Challenge, the social media campaign allows citizens across the world to express support for sustainable development by voting on selected Earth Hour City Challenge cities, and to post suggestions for improvement...


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24.06.2016

Berlin becomes 7th Western city to divest from fossil fuels

On Thursday 23 June, Berlin’s officials voted to divest the city’s €750 million public pension from coal, oil and gas companies.


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23.06.2016

Dutch city of Nijmegen wins European Green Capital Award for 2018

The City of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, a Member of ICLEI, has been designated as the European Green Capital 2018. The award was officially presented to Nijmegen on 22 June at a ceremony in Ljubljana, the current European Green Capital.


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22.06.2016

Paris takes Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 title

WWF has announced that Paris is the 2016 Global Earth Hour Capital, recognizing the city as a role model for climate action for its vision for sustainability. Paris is joined by 8 other ICLEI Members honored for their action toward sustainability by winning the Earth Hour national title.


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22.06.2016

UNISDR announced as co-patron of Resilient Cities 2016

ICLEI welcomes Dr. Robert Glasser, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), as Co-Patron of Resilient Cities 2016. From this year, Resilient Cities will provide an annual platform for tracking local progress on the implementation of the resilience targets of SDG 11. These targets are supported by the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in March...


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22.06.2016

Compact of Mayors and European Covenant of Mayors join forces in the new Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The Compact of Mayors and European Covenant of Mayors joint forces to tackle climate change.


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21.06.2016

Denver and Rotterdam exchange good practices on sustainable public procurement

Representatives of the cities of Denver, United States, and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, have met to discuss how the two city governments implement their sustainable procurement activities. Both cities are part of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, pushing to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by purchasing sustainably. As Denver is rewriting its executive order regarding procurement this year,...


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