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Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100% renewable energy

15 November 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco: In a first, governments forming the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) along with cities, business and civil society gathered to pioneer the shift to 100% renewable energy. The Moroccan Presidency of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and CVF hosted a high-level meeting discussing the economic benefits and the moral imperative of a just transition to 100% renewable energy to limit global warming...



ICLEI and GTCK host session for Northeast Asian cities’ climate solutions at COP22

Under the framework of the Marrakech United Nations Climate Change Conference, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability East Asia Secretariat and the Green Technology Center Korea (GTCK) co-organized a side event on 16 November in the Green Zone on ”Climate Solutions for Northeast Asian Cities: Technology, Finance, and Legal Framework”. With representation from national and local government, research institute and international...



Local and subnational governments chart a path to strengthen climate action

The second Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders was held on 14 November 2016 in parallel to COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The summit convened 1,100 participants from 114 countries, representing over 780 local and subnational governments, continuing the momentum build last year at the successful Climate Summit for Local Leaders in Paris City Hall.



Local and subnational governments prove their climate commitments

The newly released 2015-2016 carbonn Climate Registry Digest shows that local and subnational governments in the ICLEI Network – from small communities, megacities and large subnational states – are well positioned to contribute to and even raise the ambitions of national climate commitments over the long and short term.






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