8. Event News
4th Local and Regional Authorities Conference at World Water Forum in Korea
ICLEI has joined forces with an international partnership - including UCLG, UN-Habitat/GWOPA, and the World Water Council - to organise another edition of the Local and Regional Authorities Conference as part of the upcoming 7th World Water Forum in the Republic of Korea. The conference will take place in Gyeongju on 13 – 14 April 2015, immediately after the ICLEI World Congress (8 – 12 April 2015).
The conference invites local and regional decision makers, planners and managers to investigate local challenges and implementation pathways in the field of water. This includes looking at the strengths of multilevel water governance, as well as the wide range of partnerships which are available for local and regional governments to build their capacities and pool resources for more integrated and effective approaches in the future. The spotlight will also be on the opportunities at sub-national level deriving from global policy processes - in particular the expected endorsement of a Sustainable Development Goal solely dedicated to water.
For more information, view the event programme.
Registration for CARE-North plus Final Conference open
Registration is now open for the CARE-North plus final conference ‘On the Move! – Transport Strategies for a Low Carbon Future’, which will take place in Bremen (Germany) on 15 – 16 April 2015. The event will highlight comprehensive, strategic and practical approaches to urban and regional transport and accessibility for the North Sea Region. Shared mobility, developing a cycling culture, provocative scenarios about the future of urban mobility and the potential of e-mobility have been a focus of the project, the outcomes of which will be shared with conference participants.
The two day event will be moderated by Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe. Guest speaker Susan Zielinski, Managing Director of Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation (SMART) at the University of Michigan, will deliver the key note address.
For more information, visit the CARE-North plus website.
Sustainable Energy Europe Awards deadline extended to 16 March
The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2015 have extended the deadline for submission: applicants now have until 16 March to complete their nomination. Taking place during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 15 – 19 June, the awards highlight the best sustainable energy projects across Europe.
Categories for the 2015 awards are: Cities, Communities and Regions; Renewable Energy; and Energy Efficiency. Nominees and winners will be invited to the awards ceremony, giving them increased European visibility.
For more information, visit the EU Sustainable Energy Europe website.
ZeitzeicheN local German sustainability awards open
The ninth Netzwerk21Kongress (Network 21 Congress) ZeitzeicheN local German sustainability award is now open, and interested parties are encouraged to apply. The aim of the award is to promote commitment to a sustainable future, highlighting initiatives that push forward green actions. Successful applicants will be awarded within the following categories: initiatives, business, municipalities, youth, education for sustainable development, and international partnerships.
The evaluation of proposals will be conducted by the Netzwerk21Kongress jury, who will allocate the €14,000 prize money. The awards will be presented on the first day of the congress, which will be held in Lübeck (Germany) from 4 – 5 November 2015. Supporters and sponsors of the award include the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Environment Agency, and ICLEI.
For more information, visit the Netzwerk21Kongress website [in German].