Press releases


Johannesburg to ban cars for one month in CBD

EcoMobility World Festival 2015 officially launched Johannesburg, 17 March 2015: In October this year, the City of Johannesburg will close a key part of the Sandton Central Business District (CBD) to cars and encourage walking, cycling and use of public transport for the entire month. This unique event is taking place as part of the EcoMobility World Festival. Johannesburg is the first city in Africa and the second city in the world...



Launch of Report: "District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"

A new report by UNEP, in partnership with ICLEI, has surveyed low-carbon cities worldwide to identify the key factors underlying their success in scaling up energy efficiency and renewable energy in district energy, as well as in meeting targets for zero or low greenhouse gas emissions. Modern district energy systems emerged as a good practice approach for providing a local, affordable and low-carbon energy supply, and represented a significant...



City leaders to attend ICLEI World Congress on sustainable urban solutions

19 February 2015, Bonn, Germany: Over 2,000 Mayors, city officials and experts will attend the ICLEI World Congress on 8-12 April in Seoul, South Korea to discuss and unveil “Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future”. Convened by leading cities network ICLEI-Local Government for Sustainability, the World Congress offers the delegates the chance to highlight their achievements, to connect with partners, and to learn from...



Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience

“People should be at the core of building urban resilience” 13 February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand: Mayors and municipal leaders from the Asia Pacific region have called for a more concerted and coordinated action to build resilience and adapt to the intensifying impacts of climate change. “There is a need to do things differently; to be prepared; to innovate; to constantly learn and adapt; and to enact the full spectrum of resilience actions,...



Lima united countries for climate action, Paris must bring all actors on board

The new global climate regime must engage and empower local and subnational governments in order to guarantee a low-carbon, climate-resilient world towards and beyond 2020. 17 December 2014, Bonn, Germany - ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability welcomes the outcomes of the recently concluded UN Climate Change Conference (COP20/CMP10), specifically the Lima Call for Climate Action, but encourages all countries to urgently mobilize...



Lima hosts cities climate change meeting alongside COP20

Lima convenes the biggest gathering of Mayors and climate action experts after the New York Climate Summit



Bristol becomes the 500th reporting city of carbonn Climate Registry

8 December 2014, Lima, Peru: The world’s leading reporting platform for local and subnational climate action – the carbonn Climate Registy (cCR) – welcomes its 500th reporting city today, with the new addition of the City of Bristol, United Kingdom. ICLEI, the leading cities network operating carbonn Climate Registry, announced this today at the ongoing United Nations Lima Climate Change, taking place 1–12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. Bristol,...


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