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ICLEI in Europe News
Dear Members, Partners and Friends of ICLEI,
We are pleased to send you the latest news on ICLEI in Europe and our partners for urban sustainability!
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In this issue:
1. Zaragoza hosts climate action leaders at ICLEI European Member Convention
A strategic message has been sent to the world by cities, towns, counties and regions in view of the international post-2012 climate negotiations during the ICLEI European Membership Convention, held in Zaragoza from 23 to 25 June 2008.
2. ICLEI member news
"Together" helps consumers fight climate change
On 5 June 2008, leading businesses, US cities nation-wide and non-profit organisations including ICLEI, together with Mayor of ICLEI member city New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, and UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, joined forces to launch "Together", a consumer engagement campaign on climate change.
For more information, visit www.together.com.
3. More cities can apply to Green Capital Award!
Launched on 22 May 2008 by the European Commission, supported by ICLEI, the Green Capital Award is to be given each year to a European City with a population of more than 200,000 that is leading the way with environmentally friendly urban living.
4. ICLEI helps to make the United Nations sustainable
ICLEI has developed the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Procurement guidelines on office IT equipment, aimed at making the United Nations (UN) procurement activities become sustainable by the end of 2009.
For more information, contact Philipp Tepper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Only One World - ICLEI at Green Week 2008
Green Week 2008, the biggest annual conference devoted to European environmental policy, was held from 3-6 June. This year, under the slogan "Only one Earth - Don't waste it", the event focused on the need for Europe and the rest of the world to make its use of resources more sustainable.
For more information, visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/greenweek/
6. Apply now for the Sustainable Energy Europe Award Competition 2008!
Based on the success of the second edition, the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Award Competition 2008 is now officially launched. ICLEI and its Cities for Climate ProtectionTM (CCP) Campaign, respectively associate and partner of the SEE Campaign, encourage all local governments to become part of the Campaign.
7. Great interest in EU Ecolabel at Procurement Solutions 2008
On behalf of the European Commission (EC), ICLEI successfully promoted the EU Ecolabel as a useful tool for Green Public Procurement (GPP) at Procurement Solutions, the UK's official government event for the public sector procurement community, held in London on 10-11 June this year.
For more information, contact Philipp Tepper at email@example.com.
8. ICLEI releases GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol
ICLEI is pleased to present Release Version 1.0 of the International Local Government Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Analysis Protocol.
For more information, visit www.iclei.org/index.php?id=8154
9. Europe's Water Vision launched
On 30 June 2008, the strategic discussion on the future of Europe's Water launched the Water Vision for Europe and the European Water Awareness and Water Stewardship Programmes "Aquawareness".
For more information, visit www.ewp.eu.
10. European Commission promotes EU town-twinning
As part of the "Europe for Citizens" Programme 2007 - 2013, the European Commission has published a new calendar for proposal deadlines as well as a programme guide, "Europe for Citizens", which supports four main types of actions, including activities linked to town-twinning.
For more information, visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.htm
11. Mobility Week 2008 - Clean Air for All
From 16 to 22 September 2008, the European cities and towns will have the opportunity to participate to the 7th edition of the European Mobility Week, a widespread event dedicated to sustainable mobility. More than 2000 cities were involved in the 2007 edition of the campaign.
For more information, visit www.mobilityweek.eu.
12. Portugal National Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change
"Portugal in a Changing Climate - National Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change" was held on 23 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The main goal of this conference was to start a society-wide debate on adaptation to climate change. It helped to raise awareness and inform a wide range of public and private actors on the impacts of climate change in their respective sectors. It also alerted them to the need and urgency of mainstreaming adaptation in the planning and decision-making processes.
For more information, visit www.numclimaemmudanca.pt.
13. 5 June 2008 was World Environment Day!
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates world-wide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
For more information, visit www.unep.org/wed/2008/
14. New Internship opportunities at ICLEI office in Freiburg
New internships have become available at the ICLEI European Secretariat, based in Freiburg, Germany. The positions are with the Information Services, Climate & Air and Sustainable Procurement teams.
For more information, visit www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=jobs0
15. New events
1st SEMS Summer School &
As part of the "Sustainable Energy Management Systems" (SEMS) project, funded through the FP6-CONCERTO initiative, a series of Summer Schools will take place over the next four years.
Second International Conference on Sustainable Tourism
The Second International Conference on Sustainable Tourism will focus on Sustainability, Competitiveness and Identity in Tourism Destinations. It will take place in Riviera di Rimini, Italy, from 27-29 November 2008, with ICLEI as event collaborator.
For more information, visit www.provincia.rimini.it/2008_conferenza_ts/index.htm
Urban Climate Solutions,
Local governments around the world are demonstrating commitment in climate mitigation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and acting as leaders in their communities. However, to be effective they cannot act alone. They must engage with other sectors to broaden and deepen their impact.
Academic specialists are conducting leading edge research; business leaders are developing new technological solutions to mitigate climate change; and municipal decision-makers are putting these theories and applications into practice at the local level. Urban Climate Solutions provides a venue for local governments from around the world to engage in dialogue with leaders from business and academia.
For more information, visit www.iclei.org/urbanclimatesolutions
16. Event reminders
World Water Week
International Black Sea Energy Policy Conference
EU-Asia Waste Management Conference
8th International Congress for Planning and Environment
7th Ecoprocura Conference
ICLEI World Congress
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The ICLEI in Europe newsletter is produced by the European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Copies are available on request. Editors: Stefan Kuhn (responsible), Ciara Leonard, Lydie Gerboin.
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