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Lima’s Climate Ambitions

Lima, the host city of one of the most important international climate conference to date, the COP20, is not limiting its engagement in the field of climate change to the co-organization of this impressive gathering of climate negotiators and experts. For the past years, the Municipality of Lima, conscious of the interactions between climate change 

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Lima hosts cities climate change meeting alongside COP20

Lima convenes the biggest gathering of Mayors and climate action experts after the New York Climate Summit 8 December 2014, Lima, Peru – The Peruvian capital Lima is hosting an important climate change meeting today among world mayors and experts to concretize their engagement in the new climate regime to be adopted in Paris next 

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Bristol becomes the 500th reporting city of carbonn Climate Registry

8 December 2014, Lima, Peru: The world’s leading reporting platform for local and subnational climate action – the carbonn Climate Registy (cCR) – welcomes its 500th reporting city today, with the new addition of the City of Bristol, United Kingdom. ICLEI, the leading cities network operating carbonn Climate Registry, announced this today at the ongoing 

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Launch of First Global Standard to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

Today ICLEI, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) uses a robust and clear framework to establish credible emissions accounting and reporting practices, thereby 

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Focus on Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the world’s most populous urban agglomeration. As the capital city of Japan, it is the country’s political, economic and cultural center. Although the city occupies only 0.6 percent of Japan’s total land area, it is home to more than 10 percent of the country’s population and it accounts for over 4 percent of 

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Focus on Paris, France

While we’re focusing intently on the COP20 in Lima, we’re also gearing up for the next big event: the COP21 in Paris. The COP21, which constitutes perhaps the biggest opportunity for significant deals on greenhouse gas emissions, will be held at the Le Bourget site from 30 November to 11 December 2015. ICLEI is looking 

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ICLEI Links: 5 December 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! This week is a special edition for the COP20 in Lima. COP20 News Understanding the UNFCCC negotiations (INFOGRAPHIC) An interview with Bill McKibben on fossil fuels, Lima and Paris Why the Peru climate summit matters Lima 

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Councillor of ICLEI Member Nantes Presents at COP20 Opening

Ronan Dantec is a municipal councillor of ICLEI Member City Nantes, France. Situated on the Loire River, close to the Atlantic coast, Nantes is a green wonder of western France. It is France’s sixth largest city, and has a metropolitan area home to some 600,000 inhabitants. In 2004, Time Magazine named Nantes ‘the most liveable city 

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1 Day to Lima: The New US-China Climate Accord

Reposted from ICLEI USA. Article by Chad Tudenggongbu, Program Officer, ICLEI USA Next week the nations of the world will come together in Lima Peru in an effort to build momentum for a binding global climate accord.  The negotiations come on the heels of the November 12 announcement of a landmark climate agreement between the 

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