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June IUC webinar to focus on smart and inclusive mobility

Achieving sustainable mobility on an urban scale is not only a question of technology and infrastructural change; it also requires a shift in mindset. By facilitating alternative modes of moving around our public spaces, such as public transport, car sharing and freight rai ...

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International ministers and mayors discuss "Innovate4Cities - a global climate action accelerator"

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and the City of Malmö hosted a first of its kind roundtable with mayors, researchers and business representatives on cities-focused climate science during the 3 ...

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The Global Covenant of Mayors expands its presence in Latin America

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is becoming more and more visible across Latin America. The regional website has been updated and now shows all committed cities, as well as information on the G ...

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Setting up the Covenant of Mayors Japan

With a view to launching the Covenant of Mayors in Japan, two preparatory meetings were held in March 2018. Experts were invited from the cities which were already signatories of what was the Compact of Mayors or Japanese Covenant of Mayors, as well as from ICLEI Japan, an important local go ...

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Urban Agenda for the EU invites citizens to discuss EU policies

In 2016, the Pact of Amsterdam established the Urban Agenda for ...

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Chinese cities attend IUC start-up workshop in Beijing

Now in its second year, the IUC programme welcomed the second group of Chinese cities selected to work with European counterparts to enhance sustainable development. The five Chinese cities selected to take part in the second round of pairings are: Haikou ...

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IUC North America takes part in SXSW festival

South by Southwest (SXSW) is the leading conference and festival in the United States devoted to the convergence of the music, film, and digital industries. EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.  In March, the IUC-NA programme participa ...

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Global Covenant of Mayors launches regional chapter in South Asia

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), an international coalition of city leaders committed to raising the global ambition for climate action, launched on 5 May 2018 a regional chapter for South Asia in New Delhi, India. The Global Covenant of Ma ...

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Indian cities ready to cooperate with Europe

Half of the 32 Indian cities approached by the European Union Ambassador to India flagged their interest in working with European local governments to share knowledge on sustainable urban development through the IUC programme. Following a review of the applicat ...

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Brazilian Cities join the Global Covenant of Mayors

On 19 October 2017, Salvador, the capital of Bahia (Brazil), signed the Commitment Letter of the Global Covenant of Mayors, becoming the first city in Latin America to renew its commitment to the global initiative. Mr. Antônio Carlos Magalhães Neto, Ma ...

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Global Covenant of Mayors launches in Chile

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in Latin America (GCoM-LAC) was launched in Chile during the third Chilean Mayors Forum on Climate Change (Foro de Alcaldes ante el Cambio Climático Chile-2017), an event attended by national and lo ...

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World Bank announces partnership with Global Covenant of Mayors

At the One Planet Summit in Paris, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the World Bank Group, the world’s largest multilateral development bank, announced a new partnership to provide technical and financial ...

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Chinese and EU cities carry out mutual visits

EU and Chinese pilot cities as well as leaders from the NDRC and the EU Delegation to China attended a workshop in Beijing (China) in October 2017 to propose and discuss the methodology for city cooperation under the IUC programme framework.

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IUC programme launches second round of city-to-city pairings

The call for applications for the second round of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme’s city-to-city pairing initiative was officially launched today at the 2018 World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The initiative will see European local ...

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