The Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015: Making Local Climate Action Visible

In May 2015, cities, local government networks and their partners launched the Transformative Actions Program (TAP), a long-term framework that will accelerate local and regional climate action. A total of 88 cities and regions from 42 countries have submitted over 120 projects to the TAP, signaling the start of longer term institutional capacity building and 

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ICLEI Links: 20 March 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! We missed a week last week…but in our defense, we are very busy preparing our World Congress 2015! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing stories. ICLEI Stories ICLEI Global Executive Committee 2015-2018 established 

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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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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: 16 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 News Earth Hour City Challenge winners to be announced at ICLEI World Congress 2015 Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo win 2015 Sustainable Transport 

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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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