Post by Barbara Anton Cities and water form an inextricable relationship. For centuries, local authorities all around the world have been endeavoring to serve their citizens with the water they need, take care of polluted water and get the water under control when severe floods happen. While key for managing a city sustainably, good water
Post by Jem Wilson, City of Melbourne The City of Melbourne is looking forward to attending the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul. Melbourne became an ICLEI member back in 1998, and in 1999 we launched a successful bid to host ICLEI’s Oceania Secretariat in Melbourne. The City of Melbourne’s involvement with ICLEI catalysed our journey
Over the last 15-20 years, national governments have been struggling to reach a consensus on the action that is required to limit catastrophic global warming. Yet outside of the high-level conferences, there is hope and progress. All over the world, cities and local governments have been developing and implementing revolutionary practices to mitigate and adapt
Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia With a rise in natural disasters such as super storms, storm surges, landslides and floods, we are regularly reminded ofthe need to make our cities safer and stronger. The UN human settlements programme estimates that nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas
In this video our Secretary General tells you everything you need to know about next year’s landmark World Congress. For more information on the ICLEI World Congress 2015 and on how to register, please visit the website (www.worldcongress2015.iclei.org).
At the COP20, ICLEI will continue to represent the interests of local governments and highlight their achievements. Here we focus on one of our members: Brussels! Thanks to ICLEI Europe for this excellent profile. Brussels is home to the European Union and, with a population of over 1.8 million, is also the largest urban area
Recife is an Urban-LEDS city. To learn more about the Urban-LEDS project, please visit the website.