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  • Sustainable solutions for an urban future – ICLEI World Congress 2015 April 17, 2015

    ICLEI World Congress 2015 the triennial sustainability summit of local and subnational governments worldwide, held this year in Seoul Japan, concluded on Sunday. The five day event, ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’, was attended by 2000 mayors, city officials and experts from across the world, showcasing environmental and sustainable development progress over the ...

  • Labour, Conservative and Green release election manifestos April 16, 2015

    The past few days has seen the release of the Labour, Conservative and Green’s election manifestos. All vow to retain the UK’s Climate Change Act and claim they will push for a strong global climate deal at the UN summit in Paris later this year, however the manifestos show significant variation in their approach to the ...

  • Government priorities needed for a climate resilient and low carbon economy April 9, 2015

    Last week, the Grantham Research Institute, LSE, and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, published a report advising on the climate change priorities for the next UK Government. Although the UK has made progress towards a climate-resilient and low-carbon economy, significant challenges remain to ensure the ‘full risks of high-carbon activities are confronted ...

  • Latin American city leaders address emissions and climate resilience April 8, 2015

    The C40 Latin American Mayor’s Forum, held in Buenos Aires last week, brought together leaders of Latin America’s largest cities to discuss methods to cut greenhouse gas emissions and enhance climate change resilience. Key actions include revolutionising transportation, improving the efficiency of waste management, and supporting compact and efficient cities. Alongside enhancing climate change ...

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