From left to right: Shinjiro Koizumi, Minister of Environment of Japan; Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku, Finland; Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany, and ICLEI President. One of the toughest parts of fulfilling the Paris Agreement goals is understanding the path to success. What does it take to muster the political will and support to
COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, came to a close on 18 November 2017. Here are our top takeaways and assessment of what it all means for local and regional governments – and for global climate action. 1. COP23 proved that the Paris Agreement is unstoppable and irreversible –
From 6 to 17 November, COP23, this year’s UNFCCC climate change conference, will take place in Bonn. Two years after the Paris Agreement was reached, and one year after it came into force, climate action is coming to a crossroad again. The Bonn COP, hosted by UNFCCC under the Presidency of Fiji, is meant to
2016 marked the end of an important period in which nations sought political consensus around the global development agenda. They came to agree that sustainable development should, in fact, be the global agenda for change, consequently adopting major international agreements, like the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. The New
#10 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Join us at the first ever Resilient Cities congress in Asia!
Post by Vince Marin, Communications, ICLEI Southeast Asia We are starting the 10-day countdown to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific – the first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, organized by ICLEI, the World Mayors’ Council on Climate Change, and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (an ICLEI Member). Drawing on the success of the Resilient Cities annual global