During the week of 9 December 2013, the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) Secretariat and ICLEI leaders travelled to Washington DC, USA to host a series of briefings on the DAC with various U.S. federal agencies, international non-governmental organizations and multilateral development banks (MDBs). The DAC Secretariat was represented by Debra Roberts, Head of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Durban (eThekwini...
Can we imagine a life without cars? This call to action sets the tone of the newly released EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report which documents the experience of Suwon City, South Korea in hosting the first ever month-long car-free initiative.
21 November marks a monumental day for cities and regions as they gather for the first ever “Cities Day” at the ongoing UN Warsaw Climate Conference (COP19/CMP9). A joint initiative of the COP Presidency, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the City of Warsaw, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and partners, the “Cities Day” bundles a series of city-focused events that will showcase and spark local climate action.
Looking for inspiration when tackling climate change? Take a look at what Cities do…. Cities and towns of diverse sizes and economic standings are registering more climate commitments, actions and performance – and are generally more ambitious than their national governments.
At the upcoming UN Warsaw Climate Conference, cities will be at the heart of the negotiations, rather than at the periphery - a direct and positive response of the global climate community to years of advocacy where ICLEI played a pioneering role.
Suwon‘s month-long car-free experiment was a big hit – which city is next?
Over 100 mayors from 30 countries will convene in Nantes, France on 27-28 September 2013