Findings from an initial stocktake of climate change adaptation and urban resilience efforts

“In 2015, nations reached a historic global agreement on climate change and made first commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which outline their climate action ambition, addressing both climate change mitigation (or low emission development) and adaptation to climate change. However, despite commendable efforts, a sizeable gap still remains between what has been pledged and what is still needed to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.”


Quantifying the impact of climate change, moving ahead on EcoLogistics

Nature in the Urban Century: Cities can offer solutions for biodiversity loss – if we act now
Rob McDonald from The Nature Conservancy reports on the newly released Urban Century Assessment produced in partnership with ICLEI.

Sustainable urban freight surges forward in India, Colombia and Argentina
The project is designed to promote sustainable transport of goods – an overlooked component of low emission development.

Finland and Japan sign memorandum for environmental collaboration at World Circular Economy Forum
The two countries will cooperate to tackle “the related challenges of plastic waste and marine pollution, climate change and biodiversity.”

Xuemei Bai, CitiesIPCC leader and author, wins Volvo Environment Prize
Dr. Xuemei Bai, who works with ICLEI on the CitiesIPCC steering committee, was awarded this prestigious prize for her environmental work.

U.S. citizens elect climate-focused mayors
The success of many pro-environment mayors and governors in the recent U.S. elections highlights the importance of strong environmental policies to local constituencies and grassroots organizers.


ICLEI is the leading global network of 1,500+ cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. Through our collective efforts, we impact more than 25 percent of the global urban population.

In our urban era, cities are a driving force for global sustainable development

At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in Montréal, local and regional leaders across the ICLEI network released the ICLEI Montréal Commitment and Strategic Vision. This vision orients their path towards urban transformation and sets a course for delivering on the global sustainable development agenda.

Link to the ICLEI webisite with complete information

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