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...



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...



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...



A Workshop on Urban Biodiversity: An Opportunity to Promote Nature Based Solutions

IUCN, along with ICLEI and other organisations, is organising a workshop to highlight different issues of urban biodiversity and their association with pollution levels, water stress, urban heat islands, impact on local micro-climate as well as its association with health and well-being of citizens



Call for Application: ESD Okayama Award 2016

We encourage our Member cities to apply for the award that will reward outstanding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practices in local communities around the world to showcase and promote ESD and also to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities.The award is being conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee.Click here to view the application form For more details, visit here  Contact ESD...



Resilient Cities 2016 | July 6-8, Bonn, Germany

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation – hosted in Bonn, Germany, every year. Resilient Cities Asia Pacific, recently concluded in Melaka, Malaysia, is an extension of the same. In 2010, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities,...



2016 Guangzhou Award: Call for entries

We are pleased to invite all our members to participate in the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, co-sponsored by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis), and the City of Guangzhou. The Award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and life...


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