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How four cities are fostering equity-focused climate action

In dense urban environments, the contrast between rich and poor is particularly visible. Essen and Glasgow are among four Urban Transitions Alliance cities advancing equity through climate action.

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Zagreb Living Lab opens therapeutic garden for people with disabilities

The therapeutic garden, designed with local groups working with people with disabilities, is a multi-sensory park where users experience, explore and learn about the space that surrounds them.

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South American cities focus on bike share systems for inclusive mobility

n July, local leaders from Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Medellín came together to share their experiences of urban bike share systems.

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How Pittsburgh is leveraging its purchasing power for sustainability

The city of Pittsburgh is committed to sustainable procurement as a means to drive climate action, local workforce development, fair and green consumption as well as the circular use of resources.

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Collaborating for change: Yokohama shares innovative solutions to advance the SDGs

Achieving the SDGs will not only help mitigate the climate crisis, it will bring positive economic and social change. That's why Yokohama officials are sharing their decades of experience with peers.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

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Monrovia, capital of Liberia and a bustling coastal city, is leading the way in increasing resilience against climate challenges. Acknowledging the strong connection between urban resilience and community engagement, Monrovia's mayor, Jefferson Koijee, is involving citizens in projects ranging from waste management to coastal climate adaption. 

Building a sustainable urban world

The outlines our new vision for how the ICLEI network will advance sustainable urban development worldwide.

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