Nantes World Mayors Summit on Climate Change opens

Today sees the start of the Nantes World Mayors Summit, a two-day event held under the patronage of French President Francois Hollande at which leaders will lend their support to a declaration calling for greater cooperation with all levels of government, and accelerated local level access to international financing frameworks to fund climate actions. Cities are best placed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and it is vital that they...



Mayors commit to humanizing urban EcoMobility in Suwon

Giving public spaces back to citizens and providing them with green, active and integrated ecomobile transport options are the main message drawn at the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress, that attracted 500 participants from 40 countries representing 66 local governments.  Set in Suwon, South Korea, the congress opened the month-long EcoMobility World Festival – a unique real-time social experiment where citizens move away from cars and...



South Asian mayors discussing climate change in Nantes, France

Calling for a bottom-up approach for cities to access global financing mechanisms for local climate action, the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, jointly organized by Nantes, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change is convening in the City of Nantes, France from 27-28 September. On this occasion, over 100 mayors from 30 countries will demonstrate commitment and leadership on local...



AdoptIUWM kick-off workshop sets things in motion for Indian cities

With the kick-off workshop taking place in Delhi on 5 July 2013, the EU funded “Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian cities” project was officially launched.  Chief Guest Ms. Nandita Mishra, Director, Ministry of Urban Development, highlighted how the exceptionally rapid urbanization that India is undergoing will put considerable additional pressure on urban infrastructure – initiatives such as the AdoptIUWM project are...



Successful South-South cities cooperation celebrated at closure workshop in Yogyakarta

With over 50 participants from Indonesia, India and South Africa, the workshop held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 19 – 20 June 2013 was the ideal platform to share all results achieved during the REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) funded project “South-South cooperation between cities in India, Indonesia and South Africa”, a part of ICLEI Local Renewables initiative.  During the initiative, the city...



Examples from South Asia contribute to success of Resilient Cities

Integrated solutions was the answer at “Resilient Cities 2013 - the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation”. How should cities move towards adaptation and resilience to climate change was the question... “If you love your grandchildren, hug them now and embrace our planet now. The global negotiations of the next three years related to climate, biodiversity, disaster risk reduction and universal sustainable development goals will...



National level round table meeting brings cities and MOUD together to discuss NMT

The round-table that took place on 28 May 2013 in New Delhi, as culminating event of the Ecomobility Readiness Assessment project, was the opportunity to bring together as many as thirteen city representatives from around the country, partner organizations, and key officials from the Ministry of Urban Development, the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project and the UTTIPEC, Delhi to discuss the results of the project and, how to...


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