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ICLEI carbon Center Newsletter - Ed # 6, December 2015

In our sixth newsletter, we give you the latest updates on the carbon Climate Registry, the Compact of Mayors, the Earth Hour City Challenge and opportunities to get involved with local climate finance, district energy systems and 100% renewable energy initiatives. Also, don't miss our selection of low carbon events at COP21 in "Watch this space!"

We hope you enjoy reading and see you in Paris !


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Watch this space! Launch of cCR 5-Year Overview Report and Low Carbon events at COP21

In less than one week the world’s nations, local and sub-national governments, and key decision-makers will convene in Paris for COP21. Selected highlights and events below are recommended as “must see” and “must be”.

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Celebrating achievements of the Compact of Mayors – cities and towns in focus!

The Compact of Mayors and its partners are reaching important milestones: new commitments from cities and towns all over the globe, political support from governments and other partners, and a glowing list of “fully compliant” local governments that have achieved this ultimate pinnacle already in 2015.

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Brazilian Municipalities take step forward on road to COP21

In Brazil, 29 new Mayors have joined the Compact of Mayors. In total 36 Brazilian Mayors are committed to the global effort and demonstrating their leadership for cities more sustainable and resilient to climate change.

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The 2015-2016 Earth Hour City Challenge: celebrating over 100 cities’ climate commitments and actions at COP21

This year, ICLEI, together with the WWF will bring over 100 EHCC cities’ inspiring climate commitments, performance and actions to the COP21, and we invite you to join the celebration!

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Closing the Gap through Transformative LoCal Action (CGTLA) – unlocking the potential

ICLEI joined WWF, the Gold Standard Foundation and the South Pole Group in the game-changing project “Closing the Gap through Transformative LoCal Action (CGTLA)” to address fundamental barriers to channeling the required finance that cities need for their low carbon projects.

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Low Carbon City Lab releases: Low-Carbon Investment in Cities - How to Harness the Potential?

A great resource on financing has been released: “Low-Carbon Investment in Cities - How to Harness the Potential?” by the partners of the “Closing the Gap for Transformative Local Action (CGTLA)” project – a Climate-KIC financed activity.

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Visionary local finance experts invited for a short survey

The CGTLA aims to unlock and scale up investments, to support local-level ambitious, cross-cutting and inclusive, low-carbon, projects, that will enhance the quality of life for citizens.

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Yes, a 100% Renewable Energy future is possible!

This was the conclusion of the workshop "Decarbonisation - 100 % Renewable Energy and more" hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Berlin on November 9th, 2015. Read ICLEI's report of the workshop.

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District energy: the sustainable way to energize cities – join us!

Modern District Energy is the future of energy distribution and could be the key to decarbonizing the built environment, transitioning to renewable energy and limiting global temperature change to below 2o Celsius. Find out how you can be part of the momvement!

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In focus: Planning for sustainable development

UN-Habitat and the City of Ghent, an ICLEI member, were distinguished at the awards ceremony during the ISOCARP World Congress 2015. This event offered the opportunity for ICLEI to call for urban and spatial planning practitioners to engage in the development of guidance on low emission urban (re)development.

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