Launches, partnerships and commitments – ICLEI World Congress 2015 witnessed it all!

The ICLEI World Congress 2015, held in Seoul, Korea from 8-12 April, has been, as of now, the biggest forum discussing the development of urban sustainability in 2015 worldwide. The congress welcomed over 2,500 participants from over 75 countries. There were over 37 sessions, and 10 MoUs signed by ICLEI during the Congress. It has offered ICLEI members and delegates the chance to highlight their achievements, to connect with partners, and to...



The 6th Resilient Cities Congress 2015

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting...



Spreading the sustainability color – ICLEI World Congress 2015

City representatives around the world have taken it upon themselves to make their cities more sustainable and the future of their people more secure and safe. They have the responsibility to address the current global trends and developments affecting the urban world of tomorrow. Around the globe, thousands of inspiring actions have already been taken, but there is a need to set more ambitious targets, implement more transformative actions and...



South Asian cities collaborate towards creating a zero waste region

Click here to view the photographs of the Conference.  Mayors, Municipal leaders and myriad esteemed experts from South Asian countries – India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, were present at the International Conference on Solid Waste Management for South Asia, hosted by ICLEI South Asia, endorsed by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and the National Institute of Urban Affairs and financially supported...



Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future – ICLEI World Congress 2015

Happening on 8-12 April 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, the ICLEI World Congress 2015 will gather the most innovative practices and pioneering solutions of ICLEI Members and partners to demonstrate that a transition to a globally sustainable future is possible. The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be the first in 20 years to take place in Asia following Saitama, Japan in 1995, which will enhance cooperation among its East Asian Members. Each...



Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. The General Assembly decided that the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction shall provide for the full...



Uniting towards Urban resilience in Asia-Pacific

“It is significant to use our collective rights to build a universal resilient future”   - Richard Friend, Director, ISET International. The days from 11-13 February 2015 marked the beginning of a revolution in the history of Asia-Pacific’s resilience building process. More than 300 participants from around 30 countries and more than 100 cities came together at Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 in high-level plenaries, technical...


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