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21.12.2017

Global 100% Renewable Energy platform 
announces new executive committee

The new Global 100% RE Platform, the first global initiative advocating 100 percent renewable energy, has elected a new executive committee representing members from Climate Action Network International, ICLEI, the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, the International Solar Energy Society and the World Wind Energy Association.


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21.12.2017

Global District Energy Initiative brings 62 cities closer to a low-carbon reality

The Global District Energy Initiative showed great results in 2017, supporting 62 cities worldwide in exploring policies, technologies and actions to roll our modern district energy, drastically reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while improving quality of life.


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12.12.2017

City networks launch One Planet Charter to drive local implementation of the Paris Agreement

At the One Planet Summit on 12 December 2017 in Paris, world leaders pushed forward to finance climate action.


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11.12.2017

Climate leaders adopt the Kyoto Declaration for Cultivating a Culture of Sustainable Cities

On 10 December, cities, regions, national government, businesses, and civil society gathered in Kyoto, Japan at the Kyoto Conference on the Global Environment 2017 (KYOTO+20) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the Kyoto Protocol, resulting in the adoption of the Kyoto Declaration for Cultivating a Culture of Sustainable Cities. The Kyoto Declaration recognizes that cities play an important role in leading the way to achieve...


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29.11.2017

Urban Pathways towards low carbon development launched in Berlin

Berlin, 20 October 2017: “The Urban Pathways: Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Basic Services in the context of the New Urban Agenda” project was launched on the 16 October 2017, by UN-Habitat, together with its partners – the Wuppertal Institute and UN Environment. The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Environment (BMUB). Opening the two-day workshop on the 16th October, at the...


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17.11.2017

The Bonn-Fiji commitment lives on

COP23 closed with a ceremonial handover of Lady Climate Change, a Fijian Drua, from Fiji to Bonn.


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17.11.2017

Cities and regions have made their voices heard

Over the past two weeks, cities and regions have brought their stories and commitments to COP23 through the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the extended Summit Dialogues, and a diverse program hosted by the Cities and Regions Pavilion highlighting actions and contributions from all levels of government and non-party stakeholders.  Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI...


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