Letter from Ashok-Alexander Sridharan Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

  Dear ICLEI friends and colleagues,   Building resilience in our communities plays an important role in the actions we take as local leaders. The global climate is changing quickly, and urban communities are on the frontlines of this shift. At the same time, many cities are rapidly expanding and facing unprecedented social and technological 

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Wiring trees? Smart urban parks are missing the point

This blog post represents the opinions of Olga Horn, Roman Serdar Mendle and Monika Zimmermann, Smart Cities Team, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability _ Urban parks come in many shapes and sizes ranging from small pocket parks to large expanses, but they all serve the key purpose of providing natural settings and ecological functions 

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Successful water management case studies from cities show water as an enabler of nature and man

Cities from Japan, Korea and Slovakia shared their case studies in enhancing water quality, treating waste water and improving the overall condition of the ecosystem through water management during the breakout session chaired by Martin Brennan, Director of ICLEI Oceania, on the second day of the 4th Local Governments and Regional Authorities Conference at the 

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Host Cities of the 7th World Water Forum shared local challenges and successes

          The host cities of the 7th World Water Forum: Daegu and Gyeongbukdo, shared the water actions in their cities on the first day of the 4th Local Governments and Regional Authorities Conference.   Known as the “water city of Korea”, Daegu has abundant water infrastructure and a large pool of 

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The 4th Local and Regional Authorities Conference opens at Gyeongju during the 7th World Water Forum

The 4th Local and Regional Authorities Conference, held under the title of “Toward a Roadmap for implementation”, opens today at Gyeongju, South Korea during the 7th World Water Forum.   Dedicated to water management issues and challenges faced by local and regional governments (LRAs), the 4th edition of the conference pays special focus on the 

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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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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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