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SDGs Webinar 4 July & HLPF Update

On the 4th of July, 2017, 14h30 to 16h (CET), the nrg4SD, ORU Fogar and UNDP ART are jointly organizing the webinar “Delivering the SDGs at the subnational level: opportunities and best-practices for regional governments”. Several initiatives are being developed to support the implementation of the SDGs at the subnational level, and this webinar will…

Interview with the Council of Governors of Kenya

Interview with Mrs. Jaqueline Mogeni, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Governors of Kenya 1- After the adoption of the new Constitution in Kenya, back in 2010, many administrative changes have taken place in the country. For example, in terms of strengthening the competences ofsubnational governments in order to improve efficiency and to set the country onto…

Nomination of delegates to COP 23 still open!

The COP 23 presents the piloting of a new setting for future climate conferences: Under the “One conference, Two zones” concept, plenary halls and meeting rooms for negotiations, delegation offices as well as major media facilities will be housed in the former “Blue Zone”, currently referred to as “Bula Zone.” The other zone, called the…

Interview with Fatick

Interview with Mr. Babacar NDIAYE, Economist Planner, Focal Point RegionsAdapt, Government of Fatick. 1. On June 1, 2017, the President of the U.S., Mr. Donald Trump withdrew their country from Paris Agreement. As a response, many local and regional authorities, step up and declared they will maintain their commitments. The reaction arose the discussion of…

U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement displays key role of regional governments in climate action

The recent reactions by U.S. subnational actors and the private sector to the Federal Administration‘s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement shows that climate action cannot depend on national states alone and that subnational leaders are committed to continue and further strengthen their engagement to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement. The formation of…

Catalonia promotes women’s empowerment in climate change

Last May 23rd, during the week of Innovate4Climate in Barcelona, which convened international representatives of the financial and technological sector to fight against climate change, the Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia brought together over twenty women to analyze the challenges and opportunities around climate action from a gender perspective. With the support of the…

2017 nrg4SD General Assembly

Check out the video message from Ms. Joke Schauvliege, Minister for Environment, Nature and Agriculture of Flanders, and Co-Chair for the North, for nrg4SD members. English version with spanish subtitles / Versión en inglés con subtítulos en español Version française   The 2017 nrg4SD General Assembly (GA) & the second edition of the International Conference…

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