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This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

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Climate change - 22/04/2016
Last year, city leaders stood at Hotel de Ville in Paris to fight for the same goal: to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. Paris marked a historic moment for international diplomacy, and today, we are standing up to support the heads of state and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York City for the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement. (+)
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Climate change - 15/04/2016
A successful #CitiesIPCC campaign by city networks and urban stakeholders has resulted in a decision by the IPCC to pay special attention to cities in its work programme towards 2028. Building on the success of COP21, this decision adds to the engagement of cities in tackling climate change and provides new opportunities for collaboration among cities, states and the international scientific community. (+)
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- 18/03/2016
The mayors of 20 European cities have signed a letter published in le Monde on Wednesday 25 March 2016, criticizing the European Union for allowing a loophole in diesel cars’ pollution limits. (+)
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- 18/03/2016
At WWF, our vision for the future is a world where people and nature thrive. That future is uncertain and can at times feel unattainable, threatened by many challenges, most of all climate change. However, the last few months have brought hope. For the first time in the fight against climate change, momentum is on our side. (+)
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SDGs, local indicators - 17/03/2016
As discussions on the SDG indicators are under way in New York, David Satterthwaite asks where are the indicators that report on local needs and support local action in urban areas. (+)
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The Quito conference will offer a major opportunity to reformulate life in human settlements, and the Right to the City can help ensure that all can live with dignity in sustainable, democratic and just territories. Already, important such models exist. (+)

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