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Seoul to host ICLEI World Congress 2015

Seoul Mayor Won-soon Park and ICLEI Secretary General Gino Van Begin signed an agreement today to host the ICLEI World Congress 2015 in Seoul, South Korea from 8 – 12 April 2015



Durban Adaptation Charter Secretariat and ICLEI Leaders Join Forces to Brief U.S. Federal Agencies and Multilateral Development Banks on the Durban Adaptation Charter

During the week of 9 December 2013, the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) Secretariat and ICLEI leaders travelled to Washington DC, USA to host a series of briefings on the DAC with various U.S. federal agencies, international non-governmental organizations and multilateral development banks (MDBs). The DAC Secretariat was represented by Debra Roberts, Head of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Durban (eThekwini...



EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report presents legacy of car-free neighborhood

Can we imagine a life without cars? This call to action sets the tone of the newly released EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report which documents the experience of Suwon City, South Korea in hosting the first ever month-long car-free initiative.



UN Climate Talks go local: First ever “Cities Day” to raise the bar of climate ambition through local action

21 November marks a monumental day for cities and regions as they gather for the first ever “Cities Day” at the ongoing UN Warsaw Climate Conference (COP19/CMP9). A joint initiative of the COP Presidency, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the City of Warsaw, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and partners, the “Cities Day” bundles a series of city-focused events that will showcase and spark local climate action.



414 cities report raft of inspiring climate actions

Looking for inspiration when tackling climate change? Take a look at what Cities do…. Cities and towns of diverse sizes and economic standings are registering more climate commitments, actions and performance – and are generally more ambitious than their national governments.



Leading cities network ICLEI spurs dialogues to scale up local action in Warsaw

At the upcoming UN Warsaw Climate Conference, cities will be at the heart of the negotiations, rather than at the periphery - a direct and positive response of the global climate community to years of advocacy where ICLEI played a pioneering role.



Korean City Suwon’s car-free diet surpasses expectations

Suwon‘s month-long car-free experiment was a big hit – which city is next?


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