COP 12 strengthens links between biodiversity and sustainable development

The Twelfth Meeting on the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) is currently underway in Pyeongchang (South Korea). Running until 17 October, the main theme of COP 12 is to raise the international profile of the essential role of biodiversity in maintaining global ecosystems and its contribution to sustainable development. ICLEI will be joining some 20,000 participants, including delegates from...



ICLEI gears up for the Climate Summit 2014

World leaders are gathering in New York next week to attend the Climate Summit 2014. Convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Summit aims to mobilize political will and galvanize climate action. Among its eight key action areas are cities – a clear indication of the crucial role we have in fighting climate change. For over two decades, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability has been advocating for cities and local governments...



Asia to have its 1st Resilient Cities conference in 2015!

Announced at the final Outlook Plenary of Resilient Cities 2014 in Bonn, Germany, Resilient Cities Asia 2015: 1st Asian forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 11-13 February 2015 | Bangkok, Thailand promises to be the Asian platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, offering cities in the region a variety of innovative solutions and opportunities to the threats and challenges they are currently facing. Mrs....



Biodiversity Summit 2014 Draft Declaration now open for comment!

The 2014 “Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments" will be held in support of, and in parallel with, the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) from 12-14 October 2014. The event will be organised by ICLEI and the Secretariat of the CBD, in partnership with the hosts, the Republic of Korea and the Provincial Government of Gangwon (South Korea). At the...



Analysing key trends and highlighting opportunities at Smart Cities Summit 2014

To explore the concept of smart cities in India and to explore opportunities in this emerging area, ASAPP Media Information Group is organizing SM@RT CITIES SUMMIT 2014 on 22-23 August 2014 in Mumbai. With ICLEI South Asia as an Industry Association Partner, the Smart Cities Summit will be a platform for multiple public and private sectors to meet, network and discuss a cohesive approach to achieve sustainable economic outcome. The growing...



Share your experiences and knowledge at EcoProcura 2014

ICLEI and the City of Ghent, Belgium are pleased to announce the EcoProcura 2014 conference. EcoProcura 2014 will be held on 24-26 September 2014 in Ghent, Belgium. The EcoProcura conference series provides a dynamic and unique setting for exchange and equips participants with essential information on implementing sustainable public procurement and procurement of innovation. Targeted to procurers from all levels of government, policy-makers,...



Local Leaders Champion Resilience Building – ICLEI South Asia at Resilient Cities 2014

Making cities resilient to disaster and the impacts of climate change has undoubtedly become a responsibility of all local leaders. This became evident during deliberations by over 400 experts, and practitioners who convened for Resilient Cities 2014: The 5th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn Germany. The Congress brought together 90 local government representatives as well as experts from international organizations,...


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