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Updates from COP22
ICLEI is at COP22 positioning local and subnational governments to be active contributors in building the Paris Agreement implementation architecture.
#COP22 #Cities4Climate
Climate change: we reached a critical milestone but our work is far from over

In this op-ed, Gino van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI, outlines the task ahead for all levels of government in keeping the world on track towards achieving global climate goals.
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Cities and Human Settlements Day showcases action on urban resilience and building

At Cities and Human Settlements Day, local leaders and experts demonstrated that urban resilience and buildings are an important part of our global climate roadmap. Read more
Four water Alliances join forces to support implementation of the Paris Agreement

In the context of our collaboration through the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate, ICLEI signed an MoU with UNESCO to improve synergies in the management of water and climate change issues. On 9 November, this Alliance and three other water Alliances issued a joint Declaration to promote adaptation and resilience projects related to water.  See the pictures
Call for host city of the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference now open 

Cities are now invited to submit proposals to host the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read more
Quotes from Cities and Human Settlements Day
“We are one team, now trying to achieve the Paris Agreement. There are no more these distinctions between government and non government. Local or national. We are working together to achieve the Paris targets.”

- Dr. Debra Roberts, Vice Chair of IPCC and Head of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa)

“Resilience is mainstreamed, mandated and now we’re on our way to implementing it!”

- Laura Kavanaugh, ICLEI Resilient Cities Program Manager
COP22 photos
Key events during week 2
Marrakech Climate Summit for Local and Regional Governments
14 Nov · 900-2100 · 
Palmeraie Conference Center
Brings together local and subnational leaders from around the world as a continuation of the historic Paris Climate Summit at COP21 last December. Find out more

Side event of the Marrakech Climate Summit: The Global Covenant of Mayors – best practices for a low carbon transition
14 Nov · 1500-1700 · 
Palmeraie Conference Center
Raises awareness on climate change issues and energy transition, as well as on the need to intensify efforts to accelerate climate action at local and regional levels and the importance of the role of cities and regions in this process.
 
Low-Emissions Solutions Conference
14-16 Nov · 
Atlantic Room · Blue Zone · #LESC
Problem solving, brainstorming and co-creation around technology developments. Hosted by the Government of Morocco and co-organized by ICLEI, WBCSD and SDSN. Find out more

ICLEI event at LESC - Local Climate Action: Strategies and Implementation
15 Nov · 915-1030 · Atlantic Room · Blue Zone
Takes the audience through the various strategies to scale up cities and regions’ efforts to reduce emissions and uphold and promote regional and international cooperation. Find out more


ICLEI event at LESC - Smart Low Carbon and Sustainable Cities
15 Nov · 1100-1200 · 
Atlantic Room · Blue Zone
Highlights technologies proven to effectively help reduce emissions in cities. Find out more


Introducing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: Impact of Collective City Action
15 Nov · 1315-1445 · 
Atlantic Room · Blue Zone
Cities and local governments are already demonstrating their impact on climate change and their commitment to increasing resilience. This event will show the scale of their action. Find out more


Science-Policy Dialogue to Advance the Paris Agreement via Transformation at All Levels of Government
15 Nov · 1500-1630 · 
Room Mediterranean · Blue Zone
Featuring the WBGU flagship report "Humanity on the Move: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Cities" and the "2016 Seoul Communique for the New Climate Regime". Find out more

Low-Emission Resilient Cities: Solutions and Support
15 Nov · 1800-2000 · 
EU Pavilion · Room Bratislava · Blue Zone
Organized by ICLEI and the Committee of the Regions.

Cities, Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals: Multi-level Governance for Achieving a Zero-carbon and Sustainable Future
16 Nov · 1030-1215 · 
Japan Pavilion · Blue Zone
Organized by ICLEI, Japan Ministry of the Environment and  OECD. Find out more

Climate Solutions for Northeast Asian Cities with a Focus on Technology, Finance and Legal Frameworks 
16 Nov · 1730-1900 · 
Green Zone
Organized by ICLEI and the Green Technology Center Korea.
 
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