UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on stage with 100 Mayors to adopt the Seoul Declaration

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon began the Opening Plenary today by delivering a message commending Mayor Park Wonsoon for his leadership on urban sustainability. Ban Ki-moon expressed his belief that cities would drive a global transformation and encouraged them to strengthen their networks.

ICLEI and WRI Partner to Advance Climate-Smart Urban Development

SEOUL (April 9, 2015)— The World Resources Institute, led by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and its carbonn Center announced a new partnership to help cities worldwide reduce their carbon footprint and pursue sustainable urban development. The two organizations formalized the agreement at the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul, 

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2 Days to the World Congress: Uniting on Public Procurement

The World Congress kicks off in just two days! Today we’re reporting more good news: European cities have committed to address issues of sustainable public procurement. Mayors from 26 European cities adopted a joint declaration for climate action in Paris (France) last week. The commitment came during a high-level meeting, chaired by the Mayor of 

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ICLEI Links: 3 April 2015

It’s our last set of ICLEI Links before the ICLEI World Congress 2015 in Seoul, which starts next Wednesday (8 April)! We hope to see some of you there. Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing links – we hope you enjoy reading them. City Stories Coventry low carbon network The UK’s first 

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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 

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Durban Adaptation Charter welcomes 16 new signatories

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability’s first Asian-Pacific Resilient Cities Congress (2015) drew to a close today. The closing plenary was preceded by a special signing ceremony of the Durban Adaptation Charter, which remains a key tool for global efforts to implement climate change adaptation action. ICLEI is a founding partner of the DAC, and 

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New ACCCRN network launched!

Today the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) launched a member-based regional network of national, regional and local practitioners and institutions committed to helping cities withstand and recover from the projected impacts of climate change. ICLEI will bring cities to this network and help with capacity building, while Mercy Corps will head the network. Today more than 

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