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Ahead of ADP2.8: a flashback on our “Accelerated Dialogue with Parties”

Climate negotiators will meet in Geneva for one week starting from this Sunday to kick-off the last round of their negotiations, known as the ADP (Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action). These negotiations is expected to conclude with an agreed outcome in December this year in Paris, which will define the 

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#6 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Meet the Mayor of Thimphu at the congress

Honorable Mayor Kinlay Dorjee of Thimphu, Bhutan, is attending the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress to talk about the challenges and opportunities of building resilience in his city. A few months ago, we sat down with Mayor Dorjee to talk about his city’s sustainability plans, achievements and future initiatives. What would you describe as Thimphu’s main 

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ICLEI Links: 6 February 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories First Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress to kick off in Bangkok City Stories ‘Crossrail’ cycle superhighway through central London given go-ahead The value of sustainability reporting 

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#7 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Why are Southeast Asian local governments joining Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015?

“To gain insights on climate change resilience strategies and to be able to formulate local programs to make our municipality climate change resilient.” –Mayor Ruben Paoad, Tublay         “To learn insights, innovations or models undertaken by developed cities to climate change adaptation and resiliency which we may replicate, as applicable to our 

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#8 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific and the one-degree hypothesis

Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per 

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#9 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: What can you expect from the congress?

Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia With a rise in natural disasters such as super storms, storm surges, landslides and floods, we are regularly reminded ofthe need to make our cities safer and stronger. The UN human settlements programme estimates that nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas 

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#10 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Join us at the first ever Resilient Cities congress in Asia!

Post by Vince Marin, Communications, ICLEI Southeast Asia We are starting the 10-day countdown to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific – the first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, organized by ICLEI, the World Mayors’ Council on Climate Change, and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (an ICLEI Member). Drawing on the success of the Resilient Cities annual global 

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The road from Lima to Paris: Keep three lanes free for local governments!

“In this 25 years of global climate regime, there is one overpowering message: no President, Minister, Mayor, CEO or citizen can meet the challenge of climate change alone. If we are to bring down global temperatures, we must step up, scale up, speed up local climate action globally. Together, let’s innovate, integrate, collaborate!” Park Won-Soon, Mayor, 

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ICLEI Links: 30 January 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories All four Urban-LEDS countries represented in Earth Hour City Challenge Finalists City Stories L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming Bringing Sustainability to 

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ICLEI Links: 23 January 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories ICLEI and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation launch publication to inspire sustainable cities in Latin America ICLEI unveils Plenary Program for World Congress 2015 City Stories 

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