Baixada Santista resumes training in adapting to climate change

The training intends to support local agents in understanding climate vulnerabilities and planning actions to adapt to climate change. The climatic emergency is a phenomenon that affects territories as a whole and, especially, coastal areas, which suffer intensely with circumstances such as rising sea levels and changes in precipitation regimes, generating extreme events of waves, 

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The Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley conducts study on freight transport

Freight movement is intrinsically linked to cities’ economic development. Managing freight flows effectively is essential to the supply of basic goods and services and economic prosperity, as well as reducing its negative environmental and social impacts. More importantly, effective freight management improves quality of life for local communities. In Colombia, freight transport is managed by  

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In Brazil, São Bernardo do Campo Municipality looks into priority adaptation measures to tackle the challenges of climate change

By the end of next month, the municipality of São Bernardo do Campo, located in São Paulo State, will deliver the last stage of its risk and climate vulnerability assessment conducted by the WayCarbon – ICLEI South America consortium. The project is part of the PROINFRA Program and is financed by the Latin America Development 

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How Belo Horizonte is educating on agro-ecology and urban agriculture

On 19 February, the Food and Nutritional Security Secretariat in the city of Belo Horizonte promoted the virtual exchange “Public Policies of Agroecology and Urban Agriculture,” aimed at training and improving the understanding of urban agriculture and agroecology by the city’s managers and municipal employees. This exchange of experiences included the city of Rosario (Argentina), 

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Colombian cities kick off climate planning in 2021 with updated NDC in mind

The Colombian cities of Envigado and Manizales are starting off the year by updating their climate plans – called Integral Management Plans for Territorial Climate Change (PIGCCT). It is through these plans that territorial governing bodies and regional environmental authorities can identify and define objectives and actions for adapting and mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 

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Salvador, Brazil is tackling socioeconomic inequality through climate action

At the end of December 2020, the city of Salvador, capital of Bahia, officially launched its first Plan for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change (PMAMC). Among its various actions and objectives is the ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutrality in the Bahian capital by 2049, when the city will be 500 years old. The 

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5 Brazilian cities that are leading on climate reporting

To wrap up 2020 five Brazilian municipalities that are part of the ICLEI network in South America – Betim, Canoas, Contagem, Recife and Sorocaba – released their greenhouse gas emissions inventories. GHG inventories are important climate documents that identify the cities’ GHG emissions profile and its main emissions sources. The data compiled through a GHG 

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2021: Expectations and advances in sustainability in South America

The year 2020 marked the planet and humanity by facing the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis demonstrated the decisive importance of local governments in implementing effective cross-cutting policies in a context in which cities were the epicenter of impacts and responses to the crisis.   According to the United Nations, currently 55% of the world 

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Lessons for the future: the impacts of quarantine on air quality in Brazil

Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. This is the premise of the United Nations International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, celebrated annually on the 7th of September. The majority of the global population is exposed daily to hazardous substances and waste that increase the chances of developing diseases and disabilities throughout 

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Manizales, Colombia, receiving climate compliance from ICLEI South America

Located in the coffee zone of Colombia, Manizales is working on its Climate Action Plan, which will establish what actions and goals are necessary for the city to be resilient.   The city of Manizales, Colombia, was chosen to receive direct support through the Urban-LEDS II project for the elaboration of their inventory of greenhouse 

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