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11.11.2017

Al Gore, Mayor of Bonn talk climate action

Today, at the Künst Museum in Bonn, Germany, over 40 mayors and local political leaders from around the world convened for a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel, the latest climate change film from Al Gore, followed by a conversation with the former US Vice President on the state of climate action.Following remarks from the Mayor of Bonn, First Vice President of ICLEI and co-host of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, Vice...


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11.11.2017

Over 1,000 subnational governments take aim on slashing global emissions

1,019 local and regional governments from 86 countries, representing 804 million people, have reported emissions reductions targets to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), one of the most widely used subnational climate action reporting systems in the world.


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09.11.2017

City Climate Planner to help city staff advance local climate action

This training and certification program, launched on Thursday 9 November at the Cities & Regions Pavilion at COP23 in Bonn will raise the global talent base of city climate planning professionals.


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09.11.2017

Front-Line Cities and Islands to support resilience building in small island states

Bonn, Germany, 11 Nov, 2017 – ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA) are launching Front-Line Cities and Islands, a coalition of coastal cities and islands on the front lines of climate change impacts, working to build resilience through coastal city-to-island partnerships. Although they contribute to less than one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, small island states are directly...


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08.11.2017

The U.S. People’s Delegation takes citizen climate solutions to COP23

A “Peoples Delegation” is at COP23 to join local elected officials in showcasing what climate leadership must look like in the United States.


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07.11.2017

New initiative helps cities with an industrial legacy transition to sustainability

The Urban Transitions Alliance, managed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and funded by Stiftung Mercator, presents an opportunity for cities with an industrial legacy to become global leaders in sustainable urban development.


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06.11.2017

COP23 kicks off, cities and regions ready for the full two weeks

Local and regional governments are strengthening their resolve to curb climate change and prepare for its effects. They are coming together at COP23 in Bonn to launch key initiatives and strategic coalitions that shape global climate action.


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