AsianCitiesAdapt Learning Exchange in Cochin big success!

The Main Outcomes of the event are now available! Click here to download the document.  'This conference helped make policy-makers and bureaucrats aware about environmental threats to people. Let us all work together towards making our cities more resilient through a cooperation between science and governance.' These were the final words of Mayor Tony Chammany, at the end the AsianCitiesAdapt: Learning Exchange that took place in...



ICLEI puts cities on stage at the 6th EuroIndia Summit on “Greening Cities” in Hyderabad

The Indian cities of Panaji, Ichalkaranji, Kishangarh and Jaisalmer attended, as part of ICLEI South Asia’s delegation, the 6th EuroIndia Summit on “Greening Cities”, held in Hyderabad on 21-22nd October 2013. Organized by EuroIndia in collaboration with the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), supported by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development and with ICLEI as the Principal Supporter,...



Urbanisation: from a challenge to an opportunity at “National Summit on Inclusive Urban Development

The Indian State of Gujarat – which has seen an unprecedented upsurge in economic growth and urbanization over the last few years – has consistently converted impending challenges into opportunities.  Vibrant Gujarat 2013: National Summit on Inclusive Urban Development, which was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 17 October 2013, showcased such success stories of people and cities that have treated urbanization as an opportunity for...



A promise to keep going on at DReAMS final conference

Around 50 participants, including representatives from Guntur Municipal Corporation, Rajshahi City Corporation from Bangladesh, Thimphu Thromde from Bhutan, from neighboring municipal corporations of Nellore, Kadappa, Tenali, Greater Hyderabad, Kurnool and officials and experts from ICLEI South Asia, attended the International Conference on Sustainable Environment Management for Poverty Alleviation organized by Guntur Municipal Corporation in...



Last chance to register for 6th EuroIndia Summit “Greening Cities”

Few days are left to register for the 6th EuroIndia Summit on “Greening Cities” to be held at Hyderabad on the 21-22nd October 2013, organized by EuroIndia in collaboration with the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and supported by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development. ICLEI is the Principal Supporter. The summit will focus on issues like smart and inclusive cities, waste...



Vibrant Gujarat 2013, 17 October 2013

Rapid urbanization brings with it many managerial and policy challenges like effective governance and planning, infrastructural availability, policies and sustainable development. Estimates indicate that by 2030, urbanization in India will reach to about 40%: provision for affordable housing and slum rehabilitation together with social inclusion, multi modal transport integration, land use and its efficiency are thus crucial areas to guarantee...



Nantes Declaration refuels hopes for local governments on climate change

With the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report painting a clear and worrying picture regarding man-made climate change, cities and regions came together at the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change from 27 – 28 September 2013 to affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions, urge engagement with the global level on climate change, and improve access to finance. The Nantes Declaration of Mayors and Subnational...


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