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15 transport and tech companies sign the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

15 leading transport and tech companies have signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, released last year at the ICLEI EcoMobility World Festival



Renewable energy investments rising, costs dropping, says IRENA

2018 kicked off with the Eighth Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) General Assembly on 13-14 January where representatives of government, the private sector and civil society came together with the aim to scale up renewables and take stock of the current market trends and opportunities.



ICLEI advances the climate agenda with U.S. mayors

At the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Winter Meeting, Frank Cownie and Ashok Sridharan join mayors representing the ICLEI network in setting the tone for local climate action in 2018.



ICLEI and CDP: A unified climate reporting platform for cities

At the UN climate conference in Bonn (COP23), ICLEI’s Gino Van Begin and CDP’s Paul Simpson made an important announcement that CDP and ICLEI will partner to present one unified platform for city climate reporting.



Ville de Montréal, ICLEI and MIT Climate CoLab launch circular economy solutions contest

As part of the ICLEI World Congress 2018, the Ville de Montréal and ICLEI are seeking innovative solutions.



ICLEI congratulates Maimunah Sharif as the next Executive Director of UN-Habitat

Maimunah Sharif, Mayor of Penang Island, Malaysia, and an active member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee, has been appointed as the next Executive Director of UN-Habitat, the United Nations program working towards a better urban future. This is the first time an active ICLEI leader is appointed to such a function.



33 Brazilian cities are joining the broadest global alliance committed to climate leadership

Thirty-three Brazilian cities announced they are joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, in a movement that connects them to international sustainability discussions and promotes engagement of local leaders in actions to fight climate change.The collective announcement was made during the 72nd General Meeting of the National Front of Mayors, at Sebrae Recife, between the 27th and 29th of november. The mobilization for the...


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