Local Governments Focus on Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency in the Long Term

It has become clearly evident that in the post-COVID world, we would have to evolve our understanding and perspective about cities and urban services. There should be no doubt that local governments as well as State and National Governments need to find robust and resilient developmental models through cross-learning from peers. The answer could be 

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Butterfly Garden to Bring People Closer to Nature in Kochi

Subhash Park in Kochi, Kerala, is set to create a buzz by opening a nature interpretation centre, a pollinator garden and a herbal garden soon. These new attractions in the city are pilot projects aimed at connecting the urban population with biodiversity, an initiative by ICLEI South Asia under the INTERACT-Bio project, which is funded by 

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Kochi to Get a New ‘Butterfly’ Garden Soon

Subhash Park in Kochi, Kerala, will soon be aflutter with butterflies and moths. ICLEI South Asia is setting up a pollinator garden there under the INTERACT-Bio project. This initiative has been launched in the month of September and coincides with the Big Butterfly Month. The INTERACT-Bio project is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the 

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38 South Asian Cities Pledge to Fight Air Pollution to Mark UN Day of Clean Air for blue skies

Thirty-eight mayors and city representatives from six countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives – have called for greater action to improve air quality, on the occasion of the United Nations’ first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on September 7, 2020. To mark the day, 

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Climate Resilience Webinar Series Highlights Opportunities for Recovery in South Asia

ICLEI South Asia and CDKN organised a series of webinars on climate resilience and its various aspects, including urban and peri-urban planning, gender, and green economic recovery in the context of COVID-19. The webinars were held every Thursday of August 2020. The objective of the session on Climate Resilience Planning and Action: Experiences from South 

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CDKN Policy Dialogue Calls for Including Peri-Urban Spaces in Governance, Regional Planning

ICLEI South Asia, the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN) Asia Coordinator, organised an online Policy Dialogue on Peri-Urban Ecosystems – Potential for a Planned Approach in India on the 25th of August 2020. Field experts from various organisations participated in the dialogue and gave their feedback on the brief prepared by the CDKN Asia 

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Nagpur gets Urban Biodiversity Map

ICLEI South Asia has developed the Illustrated Urban Biodiversity Map of Nagpur, as part of the assignment on the development of a People’s Biodiversity Register for the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The map depicts the biodiversity of the city and is an effective tool to communicate the significance of urban biodiversity to the citizens of Nagpur. ICLEI 

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ALP Webinar Puts Focus on Economic Recovery, Visioning for Power Sector

In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ALP organized an online session on economic recovery and visioning for the power sector’s transformation. An expert from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory made a presentation on a framework to consider actions and investments in the power sector. See speaker slides and webinar recording here. 

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ALP case study discusses Sri Lanka’s framework for electric mobility policy

The case study developed by the ALP discusses the framework recommended for developing an electric mobility policy in Sri Lanka. It also highlights the existing scenario of the mobility sector in Sri Lanka, initiatives taken by the government pertaining to electric mobility. This framework is expected to help the Government of Sri Lanka to position 

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ICLEI South Asia Regional Executive Committee election: call for candidates

The election process for ICLEI South Asia’s new Regional Executive Committee or RexCom (2021 – 2024) is well underway. The RexCom represents ICLEI Membership from South Asia and makes decisions on policy to be applied in the region. It also designates a regional representative to the ICLEI Global Executive Committee (GexCom) from among its ranks. 

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