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The CITYFOOD network aims to build resilient city-region food systems

Few local and regional governments integrate food in a cohesive manner across thematic departments or maximize its potential. ICLEI and the RUAF Foundation have joined forces through the CITYFOOD network, which combines networking with training, policy guidance and technical expertise towards strategic city-region food systems planning.



Cities Alliance and ICLEI team up for TAP – Transformative Action Program

During the UNFCCC COP22 meeting in Marrakech, the issue of finance was raised repeatedly, especially finance at the local level. Identifying catalytic and innovative urban resilience to better match them with finance opportunities is the central motivation behind a new grant from Cities Alliance to ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in support of the Transformative Action Program - TAP.As part of the project ICLEI will work in...



Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy launches with 7,400+ committed cities

The Paris Agreement committed nations to tackling climate change, yet local governments are critical in supporting its implementation. Action is happening from the ground up. Local leaders are not wasting any time to plan and act in their cities, towns and districts - contributing to the common global goal and their respective national goals – with a wide range of local benefits resulting from their leadership.



ICLEI and Philips Lighting partner to deliver LED Street Lighting Solutions Package and training

ICLEI and Philips Lighting are partnering to develop guidance and training on LED Street Lighting Project Design to benefit local governments globally.



WWF’s One Planet City Challenge will recognize cities scaling new heights on climate action

WWF is inviting cities around the globe to join the One Planet City Challenge and show the world how sustainable cities can be a hub for creativity, ambition and innovation in climate action. Cities generate 70 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. WWF’s One Planet City Challenge is a biennial competition that recognizes and rewards cities for developing infrastructure, housing, transport and mobility solutions to power the global...



Submit your projects for the Green Building & City Solutions Awards 2017

Construction professionals or urban planning specialists are invited to apply to the contest with buildings and solutions contributing to the fight against climate change.


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