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ICLEI Links: 14 November 2014

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 News Launch of the Global Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) City News Is the vertical city a viable solution for sustainable living? Cities 

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ICLEI Links: 7 November 2014

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 News ICLEI signs partnership agreement for more sustainable water management ICLEI’s advocacy department releases vision for the post-2015 development agenda City News The technology behind Helsinki’s 

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Challenge of irreversible climate change also offers opportunities for development and increased vertical cooperation

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”, Winston Churchill is said to have proclaimed. That humanity faces a serious climate crisis is no longer in doubt after the recent Concluding Instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in Copenhagen on 2 November. The 

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KISSing in Seoul

Host of the ICLEI World Congress 2015, Seoul – the capital of South Korea – is home to nearly 10 million people. With a population density twice that of New York and eight times that of Rome, it has become an example of how economic growth creates vibrant, frenetic urban centers. Yet Seoul has also 

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ICLEI Links: 31 October 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! ICLEI News East Asian cities envision a low-carbon, low-risk, resilient energy future by 2030 ICLEI shares vision on urban resilience and ecomobility at 5th Binhai Tianjin International Eco-city Forum ICLEI and ISOCARP sign Memorandum of Understanding 

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Eight of Top Ten Green Cities ICLEI Members

As part of its Global Green Economy Index, Dual Citizen LLC ranks cities by perceptions of their “greenness”. It asks a variety of targeted stakeholders for their perceptions of their cities in four categories: Leadership & Climate Change, Efficiency Sectors, Markets & Investment, and Environment & Natural Capital. This year, the rankings were as follows: 

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Johannesburg Goes Car-Free!

In a recent post we highlighted the achievement of Suwon in staging the inaugural EcoMobility World Festival. In this festival, the residents of a neighborhood in a large city act out a cleaner, greener future by excluding all automobile traffic from the area. The Suwon EcoMobility Festival 2013 was a great success, with excellent investment 

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ICLEI Links: 24 October 2014

Welcome to our new blog feature! ICLEI Links gathers links on a variety of topics directly or indirectly related to ICLEI’s work. We hope you find them interesting – and be sure to check back every Friday for the next roundup. To stay up to date on all ICLEI news, follow us on Twitter and 

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Video: Korea Today Report on Biodiversity Summit

The Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments, held in parallel with the CBD COP 12 on 12-14 October in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, concluded last week. Korea Today has produced an excellent report on both meetings – check out the video above.