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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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2 Days to Lima: Focus on Durban, South Africa

With a population of 2.5 million, the Durban Metropolitan Area (DMA) is the largest port on the east coast of Africa. While it is a typical South African city in terms of the legacy left from racial planning and institutions, it is distinctive in terms of language, ethnic and racial mix, and political make-up. As 

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3 Days to Lima: UN Technical Papers Open New Frontiers for Local and Subnational Action

Food for decisions in Lima to scale-up actions towards and beyond Paris Ahead of the UN Lima Climate Change Conference (COP20/CMP10), the UNFCCC Secretariat has released a comprehensive Technical Paper (TP), together with four addendums on land-use, urban environment, carbon capture use and storage, and non-CO2 gases. The documents summarize over two years of intensive 

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ICLEI Links: 28 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 to launch powerful GHG protocol for cities ICLEI gears up for COP20 in Lima CityTalk counts down to Lima with 10 blog posts! City 

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Video: Gino Van Begin presents the ICLEI World Congress 2015!

In this video our Secretary General tells you everything you need to know about next year’s landmark World Congress. For more information on the ICLEI World Congress 2015 and on how to register, please visit the website (www.worldcongress2015.iclei.org).

4 days to Lima: Great news from Bogor

At the COP20, ICLEI will continue to represent the interests of local governments and highlight their achievements. Here we focus on progress in the city of Bogor. Urban-LEDS Model City Bogor, in Indonesia, just announced that its city council has committed to allocating about 12 million USD (IDR 147.067 Milyar) to improve sustainable low emission 

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