Transformative Change in Transport Systems

On Thursday, 3 December 2015 at the Cities & Regions Pavilion, the City of Oslo and KS, the Association of Norwegian Local and Regional Authorities, hosted a session entitled “Transformative Change in Transport Systems” that explored the transition to zero-emissions communities through transformations of transport systems and smart urban planning. Nick Godfrey, Head of Policy 

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TAP Talk: Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs Speaks on Fossil Fuel-Free Future at Cities & Regions Pavilion

On 3 December, the Cities & Regions Pavilion hosted Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA, for a TAP Talk on the possibilities for a fossil fuel-free future. Professor Sachs was joined by Mayor Karin Wanngård of Stockholm, Sweden and Mayor Monica Fein 

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TAP Time: Europe (3)

“TAP Time” sessions at the Cities & Regions Pavilion showcase the most promising projects from the Transformative Actions Program (TAP). Today during the European TAP time, the cities of Bristol (UK), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Malmö (Sweden) gave us different and innovative ways to envision and implement solutions for low-carbon and resilient cities. The session began 

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European Green Capitals: “Look to the Future, and Be Brave!”

Winners of the prestigious European Green Capital award convened at a session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015 at COP21 on Tuesday, 1 December. Entitled “European Green Capitals: The Winners Debate”, the session gave representatives of previous and current winning cities – Stockholm (2011), Hamburg (2012), Copenhagen (2013), Nantes (2014), Bristol (2015), and 

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Bristol: European Green Capital 2015

As a co-host of the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, Bristol, the UK’s first European Green Capital, is demonstrating its outstanding commitment and leadership in local sustainability initiatives that raise global climate change ambitions. George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, explained: “The Pavilion will bring together voices of cities and local government networks from across 

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How Might We Encourage More Shared and Sustainable Mobility Choices?

Post by Future Cities Catapult In the UK, at least 60% of journeys in cities and towns are under five kilometers, and too many short urban journeys are in cars. With the number of vehicles on the road expected to increase dramatically over the coming years in line with population and economic growth, reducing traffic gridlock 

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Siemens: Accelerating Low-carbon Development in Emerging Cities through City-business Cooperation

As a key partner of the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, Siemens will host a session on Tuesday 8 December from 11.00 to 12.30 in the Agora Hall. Entitled “Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in Emerging Cities through City-Business Cooperation”, the session will convene global business leaders and mayors to discuss low-carbon investments and the potential 

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The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) presents: “Data Driven Strategies to grow the Green Economy”

Date: Saturday, 5 December 2015 *Please note new time*: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Cities and Regions Pavilion in the Climate Generations Areas, Le Bourget site Registration: http://www.picatic.com/vancouvergreeneconomy You’re invited! As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, the VEC knows that there is a strong and clear business case for climate 

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100%RE: Sumba, Indonesia (Sulis Setiawati)

Profile: Islander who has helped bring a diverse range of local, national and international stakeholders to agreement over the 100% renewable vision for Sumba Introduction In the past Sumba Island was renowned for being one of the poorest areas of Indonesia where very few people had access to electricity, now thanks to the efforts of 

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ICLEI Links: 16 October 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories The SDGs don’t adequately spell out cities’ role in implementation – the International Institute for Environmental Development argues that there is no clear indication of how the SDGs will be achieved, by whom or with 

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