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Press Release – COP21. ICLEI Welcomes the Landmark Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015

[PARIS, 12 December 2015] The unanimously approved Paris Agreement strives to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target. Through this Agreement, local and subnational governments are recognized as essential actors in fast tracking transformative action in the urban world.

SDGs, the COP21 and Cities

ICLEI has prepared useful briefing sheets about the SDGs and cities, as well as a series about local climate action and advocacy (for the COP21).  They are now online here.  

Operationalizing the Urban NEXUS: towards resource-efficient, productive and integrated cities and metropolitan regions

The Urban NEXUS is an approach to the design of sustainable urban development solutions. The approach guides stakeholders to identify and pursue possible synergies between sectors, jurisdictions, and technical domains, so as to increase institutional performance, optimize resource management, and service quality.