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Launching today the Compact of Mayors, a milestone in local climate action!

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of a global Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest effort for cities to fight climate change. The Compact will enable cities to publically commit to deep GHG emissions reductions; make existing targets and plans 

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Cities and nations must collaborate to fight climate change, say mayors

Park Won-Soon, mayor of Seoul (S. Korea), Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris (France), and Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) signed this joint op-ed, contributing to the discussion regarding the increasingly important role of cities in fighting climate change. The original version of the op-ed was published on the Huffington Post and can 

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Only when we move, we can move the world! Mayors join the Peoples Climate March

Two days before the Summit, more than 400,000 people marched the streets of  New York to call for urgent and transformative action on climate change, making it the biggest environmental march of all time. ICLEI and its delegation of Mayors were there, marching under the banner “People’s Climate, Mayors Commit,” to show a deep commitment to protecting people’s climate.  Mayors George 

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#PeoplesClimate, #MayorsCommit. Marching for local climate action

On 21 September thousands and thousands of people will flood New York and other cities all around the world, calling on world leaders for climate action. It looks like the People’s Climate March will be the largest and most diverse mobilization for climate action in history. Also ICLEI will be there, with a delegation of Mayors, to show 

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“Local climate action is crucial in fighting climate change”. A message from ICLEI President David Cadman

World leaders are gathering in New York next week to attend the Climate Summit 2014. Convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Summit aims to mobilize political will and galvanize climate action. Among its eight key action areas are cities – a clear indication of the crucial role we have in fighting climate change. 

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Stockholm is giving 100% to be a clean sustainable capital by 2050

In 2010 Stockholm was selected as the first European Green Capital. Ambitious mitigation goals include cutting CO2 emissions by 44% by next year and being 100% powered by renewables by 2050. The Action Program on Climate Change includes a number of measures, from a Clean Vehicle target to the phasing-out of all fossil fuels by 

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