This article, first published on the ICLEI blog, is part of our "COP25" Editorial Series, done in partnership with ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability. The longest-ever climate conference, COP25, concluded on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The talks punted a number of
The Glorious Past Returns: How Essen Is Harnessing Its Industrial Legacy to Accelerate Sustainability
This article, first published on the ICLEI blog and with Essen in the spotlight, is part of our "COP25" Editorial Series, done in partnership with ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability. At the height of the industrial revolution, Essen was a hub
The town of Turku, a member of ICLEI's Green Circular Cities Coalition, was in the spotlight at COP25's circularity sessions thanks to its exemplary circularity practices and results. This article, first published on the ICLEI blog, is part of our "COP25"
A major focus in COP25 is on “how” to reduce emissions and achieve carbon-neutral circular economic systems at the local and regional level and beyond. This article explores the positive experiences of the City of Turku (Finland). This article, first published
COP25 marks the first-ever Transport Day hosted by a COP Presidency. The discussion among transport stakeholders is urgently needed yet has been long overdue. While 83% of NDCs (Nationally-Determined Contributions) identify transport as an important source of GHG emissions and
At the Women Mayors of Amazon session held at COP25 on December 6, women Mayors in four vulnerable municipalities in the Amazon rainforest vividly illustrated the challenges they face. This is the second article in our COP25 series. This article, first
While much of the world’s attention is focused on limiting the long-term effects of global warming, the kick-off to COP25 fittingly shined light on the monumental challenges the world’s most vulnerable nations already face — challenges brought on by everything