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United Nations-backed insurance industry initiative and network of local governments to create “Insurance Development Goals for Cities”

The UN Environment Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and ICLEI to set the global agenda on insurance industry-city collaboration on resilience.



Co-Chairs Michael Bloomberg and Maroš Šefčovič announce mayoral leadership of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Current and Former Executive Secretaries of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa and Christiana Figueres, along with global mayors, will work to steer course of the largest city­‐led coalition of local leaders committed to climate action.



Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100% renewable energy

15 November 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco: In a first, governments forming the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) along with cities, business and civil society gathered to pioneer the shift to 100% renewable energy. The Moroccan Presidency of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and CVF hosted a high-level meeting discussing the economic benefits and the moral imperative of a just transition to 100% renewable energy to limit global...



COP22 Low-Emission Solutions Conference emphasizes need for strong leadership, sound climate policies and effective economic mechanisms

Marrakech, 17 November 2016: For the first time in COP history, the COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) mobilized leaders from business, government, cities, science and academia to discuss solutions and new technologies for implementing the Paris Agreement. The three-day LESC offered an in-depth analysis of key technologies and low-carbon systems, engaging more than 100 speakers and 500 participants.



From Bangkok to Quito: cities at the forefront of our sustainable future

An International Scientific Conference on Cities and Climate Change, co-organized by urban and scientific organizations and co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be held in 2018 to further the scientific understanding of climate change and cities in support of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.



City of Montreal to host ICLEI World Congress 2018

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Montréal are proud to announce that Montréal will host the upcoming ICLEI World Congress 2018.Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and subnational governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world to set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. It is the premier assembly for cities,...


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