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23 November 2010

Mayors from around the world sign Mexico City Pact at World Mayors Summit on Climate

Mayors from around the world signed a voluntary pact, committing them to the reduction of urban greenhouse gas emissions, at a climate summit in Mexico City. The pact was signed by 138 cities including European ICLEI members Barcelona (Spain) and Nantes (France) on 21 November 2010. Speaking at the ...

22 November 2010

CONCERTO Final Conference set for Brussels

The CONCERTO Final Conference will take place on 6-7 December in ICLEI member city Brussels (Belgium). The forum presents the results that have been drawn from the experiences of the 58 European cities that implement the CONCERTO concept. Participants will receive a unique opportunity to take learn ...

19 November 2010

Bydgoszcz climate action plan approved

The City of Bydgoszcz (Poland) has struck a blow against climate change by getting involved in the Local Accountability for Kyoto Goals (LAKs) project. This has resulted in the adoption of a new climate action plan on 3 November 2010. The adoption of the Mitigation and Adaptation Plan by the Bydgos...

18 November 2010

Barcelona scheme leads schools towards sustainability

A School Agenda 21 Programme (PA21E) from ICLEI member city Barcelona (Spain) was amongst the 12 winners at the 2010 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. PA21E is an initiative aimed at schools and was designed in the year 2000 by the Barcelona City Council...

17 November 2010

UNEP shows 30 ways in 30 days

30 Ways in 30 Days is a new project by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The project began one month before the UN Climate Conventions meeting in Cancun (Mexico) and the UNEP will continue to release one case study a day online into December. The case studies themselves vary widely ra...

16 November 2010

Budget commissioner addresses regional authorities

European budget commissioner Janusz Lewandowski took part in structured dialogue with the political representatives of associations of local and regional authorities at the Committee of the Regions building in Brussels earlier this month, as a follow up to communication on the EU budget review.Parti...

15 November 2010

COP16 newsfeed for European cities

Local governments number over 100,000 across Europe and the 20-20-20 targets set for Europe require local governments to act in a coordinated way and communicate what is needed on the ground to cut emissions effectively. A networking action such as LG Action that involves local governments from 30 E...

12 November 2010

SCI-Network launched in Helsinki

The SCI-Network, sustainable construction and innovation through procurement, was launched publicly today. The Network brings together public authorities from across Europe to jointly identify new innovative solutions in construction, and examine how innovation can best be encouraged within construc...

11 November 2010

Katowice to promote electric vehicles

ICLEI member Katowice (Poland) is promoting the use of electric vehicles, to help minimise air pollution and reduce emissions. In the framework of EVUE project, the city will further develop the infrastructure for electric vehicles and integrate them into municipal fleet.On 22 October 2010, the repr...