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29.10.2014

East Asian cities envision a low-carbon, low-risk and resilient energy future by 2030

29 October, Seoul and Beijing – Eleven cities from four East Asian countries met with internationally renowned experts in Beijing to explore how they can transform their urban energy systems to turn low-carbon, low-risk and resilient by the year 2030. The Energy-safe Cities expert symposium on 28-29 October 2014 saw the participation of Baoding, Yixing, and Zhenjiang from China; Kyoto, Tokyo, and Yokohama from Japan; Mongolia’s capital city...


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28.10.2014

Energy-safe Cities East Asia Expert Symposium – Day One Summary

Drawing more than 70 participants, including national and local government officials from 11 East Asian cities from China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia, as well as international experts and industry representatives from the field of sustainable energy, the Energy-safe Cities East Asia Expert Symposium organised by ICLEI East Asia Secretariat kicked off today in Beijing, China.


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24.10.2014

Johannesburg takes up the challenge of a car-free city

A unique event will take place in Johannesburg from 1-31 October 2015, during South Africa’s Transport Month. The City will be organizing the world’s second-ever ‘EcoMobility World Festival 2015’ – a month-long car-free city district event. The project will visualize an ecomobile future for residents and visitors in Johannesburg.


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14.10.2014

2014 Biodiversity Summit spurs integration of biodiversity into all levels of government

The knowledge-packed Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments held in parallel with the CBD COP 12 on 12-14 October in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province concluded today, inspiring greater cooperation among all levels of government and furthering the work on promoting biodiversity for sustainability. Organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in...


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14.10.2014

ICLEI at the UN Climate Summit 2014

At the Climate Summit 2014, Mayors from around the world marched the streets of New York and unveiled new initiatives that will catalyze climate action worldwide. These initiatives – including the historic Compact of Mayors – show the solidarity, leadership and commitment of cities to fight climate change at full speed.


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