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19.10.2016

Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan of Bonn elected as First Vice President of ICLEI

On 18 October 2016, the Global Executive Committee and Council of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability elected Ashok Alexander Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn, Germany as First Vice President. The elections took place against the backdrop of the historic Habitat III conference, where nations will adopt the New Urban Agenda, the global framework that will guide sustainable urbanization in the coming decades.Mayor Sridharan, a lawyer by...


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19.10.2016

SOLUTIONS presents city-to-city cooperation for urban sustainable mobility at Habitat III

At two Habitat III side events, partners of the EU-funded SOLUTIONS project, including ICLEI Europe, presented the EU-funded SOLUTIONS project, presented the potential of city twinning for transferring and implementing urban sustainable mobility solutions. At the Transport and Mobility Special Session, organised by UN-Habitat and attended by around 200 participants, Ruud Schuthof, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe, introduced the...


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18.10.2016

The new Sustainable Cities Platform launched at Habitat III

The new Sustainable Cities Platform, the online hub showcasing transformative actions by cities and civil society was launched today at an official side event on the Basque Declaration at the Habitat III Conference in Quito. The platform was announced in the Basque Declaration, with the aim to provide specific examples of its 15 pathways leading to more inclusive, resilient and productive cities and towns. The launch of the Sustainable...


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13.10.2016

Local and regional governments state their position towards the New Urban Agenda

On 16 October 2016, over 300 local and regional leaders came together in Quito to submit their joint statement towards the New Urban Agenda, the global framework for sustainable urbanization that nations will officially adopt this week at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.This event was the third and final session of the Second World Assembly of Local and...


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12.10.2016

ICLEI Communiqué towards Habitat III: our next steps towards a sustainable urban world

ICLEI has released “Our next steps towards a sustainable urban world”, a communiqué to the local, subnational, national and global community ahead of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito.


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29.09.2016

Getting ready for the New Urban Agenda

In less than a month, nations will gather in Quito, Ecuador to adopt the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito. ICLEI will be on the ground in Quito with a full agenda throughout the conference.


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29.09.2016

African cities, towns and regions gear up for climate action

African cities, towns and regions met in Cotonou, Benin to chart a path local and subnational government contributions to implementation of the international agenda on climate change.


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