The number of cities committing to fight climate change is rising, and so does the level of their climate ambition. Many cities are now setting bolder targets of slashing 40, 70, 100 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and improving climate change resilience. Collectively, they will be crucial in delivering substantial cuts in global GHG emissions and ensuring the safety of their citizens, infrastructure and environment. This is the key message that ICLEI-Local Governments for...[more]
At the 5th Binhai Tianjin International Eco-city Forum, where ICLEI is an international partner, Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Founding Director of ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, delivered a keynote speech on urban resilience.[more]
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 public; and report on their progress annually, using a newly-standardized measurement system that is compatible with international practices....[more]
Staring from 13 June to 25 July 2014, Seoul city is organizing an environmental visual art work contest to collect ideas and inspirations on urban sustainable development.