Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Ways Alfan on Unsplash

ICLEI East Asia Expands Sustainable Development Partnerships in Uzbekistan

From April 15 to April 19, 2024, a delegation led by Shu Zhu, Regional Director of ICLEI East Asia, visited Uzbekistan’s most dynamic cities. The series of engagements began in Tashkent, followed by pivotal stops in Samarkand and Navoi, where the team interacted with key stakeholders from government ministries and local city administrations.

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Raumbild Planning Workshop in smart Moulding Town, Huangyan_Taizhou, Sep 2023

Policy Brief – Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity Conservation in Huangyan, Taizhou, China

Urbanisation processes across China are complex and ambiguous, affecting both urban centres and former rural areas. To build a better understanding of the urban-rural constellation and interdependencies, the region Huangyan-Taizhou is examined as an exemplary case study.

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2019 SHRDC International Training group photo

2024 SHRDC International Training Programs

In 2024, ICLEI East Asia will continue to collaborate with SHRDC to provide training for foreign city officials, to share Seoul’s best practices and urban policies on sustainable development.

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ICLEI’s Pivotal Role in Shaping the Seoul International Forum on Climate and Environment 2023: Driving Local Action for Global Impact

ICLEI East Asia Facilitates Climate Collaboration between China and Central Asia

ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability

East Asia Secretariat

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat supports Members in the Greater China Region, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. ICLEI East Asia has developed local and regional programs and exchange platforms to accelerate sustainable and low carbon development in the region. In further extending our support to Chinese cities’ sustainable and environmentally friendly development, ICLEI East Asia opened the Beijing Office in 2018.

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