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Climate compatible development starts with finding the right partners

Alice Reil of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability rounds up lively discussions about ‘how to make climate compatible development happen’ at local and city level from the Resilient Cities 2016 congress and CDKN-ICLEI learning program. This blog post was originally published on CDKN website. Identifying adaptation options for a more sustainable tourism along the vulnerable coast of Belize. 

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Cities in Action: Low-Carbon Action in Helsinki

The Urban-LEDS European Project City of Helsinki aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% by 2020, and to become carbon neutral by 2050. In 2014 the City commissioned the study, “Helsinki’s 30% GHG emissions reduction”, to investigate a range of scenarios and cost estimates for achieving the City’s climate goals based 

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Cities in Action: Balikpapan, the Urban-LEDS Model City

Balikpapan is a seaport city on the east coast of the island of Borneo, in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan. Based on the results of Balikpapan’s first GHG inventory, the Urban-LEDS Model City has set targets to reduce community emissions by 15.6% by 2020 from 2010 levels. The following Low-Emissions Development (LED) activities are 

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ICLEI Links: 30 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 Stories All four Urban-LEDS countries represented in Earth Hour City Challenge Finalists City Stories L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming Bringing Sustainability to 

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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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Traffic-jammed Bogor City makes way for bikes and pedestrian

Bogor City is known as one of the most traffic-congested cities in Indonesia. Sustainable transport within the city is one of its top priorities, which is why the city launched a “Walkability Campaign” aimed at promoting sustainable forms of transport, thus reducing GHG emissions and air pollution. The “Walkability Campaign” is a project of the 

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Harnessing the power of the sun and aiming at zero waste: Indian cities work for low emissions development

With both population and economy rapidly growing, India will play a crucial role in any low-carbon scenario. Two model cities, Rajkot and Thane, and six satellite cities were selected to participate in the Urban-LEDS program, funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI, with the objective of enhancing the transition to low 

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Putting community at the center, KwaDukuza develops a low-carbon vision for 2030

Where once stood the compound of the proud Zulu king Shaka, now live the 250,000 inhabitants of KwaDukuza Municipality. One of the two Urban-LEDS model cities in South Africa, KwaDukuza has so far been very active in forging a path to sustainability, striving to be an environmentally sustainable municipality that anticipates, manages and reduces its 

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In Fortaleza, 85% of GHG emissions comes from transport and waste. But there’s a plan

Fortaleza mirrors itself in the waters of the Atlantic coast of northeastern Brazil. It is the capital of Cearà State and has the highest demographic density of any state capital in Brazil. Its 2,5 million population puts natural resources and environment under high pressure, but Fortaleza is committed to a low carbon pathway and is 

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