Webinar series 2016: Invitation to participate

The Global District Energy in Cities Initiative (www.districtenergyinitiative.org), coordinated by UNEP, is supporting national and local governments in their efforts to develop, retrofit or scale up modern district energy systems, through a multi-stakeholder partnership and with backing from international partners and the private sector. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, as key focal point for local governments and co-coordinator of...

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National Workshop for IUWM Toolkit Launch and Project Launch Workshop for PROMISE Project

The National Workshop for IUWM Toolkit Launch under the project on Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian Cities (AdoptIUWM) and the Project Launch Workshop for PROMISE project (Promotion of Inclusive, Sustainable Growth and Diversity to Strengthen Local Governments) is being organised by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia on November 23 and 24, 2016. The key agenda for the workshop is launch of IUWM Toolkit for...

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COP 22: ICLEI and local governments

From November 7th to 18th 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. This conference is happening one year after the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, and just a few days after it entered into force on November 4th. In Morocco, ICLEI is facilitating the engagement of local and subnational governments in the official UNFCCC...

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At Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, ICLEI will push for a New Urban Agenda that fosters transformations across the urban world

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Habitat III: Months before Quito, nations come together for prep meet; ICLEI hosts side event

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability recently collaborated with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), Communitas Coalition, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing of Indonesia, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)-Japan for a side event at Habitat III PrepCom3, held on July 27 in Surabaya, Indonesia. At the...

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Asia LEDS Forum 2016 unlocks finance for priority actions in Asia

Practitioners and advocates of low-emission, climate-resilient development in Asia – including state policymakers, officials from development agencies along with financial institutions, and potential investors – recently convened for the opening of the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum 2016: Mobilizing Finance for Priority Actions, at Sheraton Hotel in Hanoi. The event was organized by the Asia LEDS Partnership and hosted by...

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Nature-based solutions can benefit urban spaces in many ways: Highlights from Urban Biodiversity workshop

International Union for Conservation of Nature, along with ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia, Leaders for Nature, INTACH, The Climate Reality Project and Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), organised a two-day workshop to promote benefits of conserving biodiversity in urban areas like Delhi. While the first day of the event (June 16) was about deliberating the benefits of nature-based solutions and the need to...

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