"Going green is a conscious choice."
- Dato' Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Mayor, City Council of Penang Island
Taguig City, Philippines – Various stakeholders exchanged thoughts and insights on low emission development in a session organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) during the Third Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Mayors Forum last 27 July. Titled "Transitioning Cities to Low Emission Development," the session discussed city-led initiatives on low emission development, roles of private sector and research institutions, and how local climate actions feed into the global agenda. Read more.
Cities in Actionstories of local sustainability initiatives
WWF, ICLEI SEAS hold series of workshop for OPCC participating cities
Ten Philippine cities qualified for the 2017-2018 One Planet City Challenge (OPCC), a global challenge by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) urging cities to report ambitious and innovative climate actions. As partner for the OPCC, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) provided capacity building workshops and technical assistance for the ten participating cities from Luzon represented by Makati City, Pasig City, Parañaque City, and Batangas City; Catbalogan City and San Carlos City for Visayas; and Davao City, Zamboanga City, and Tagum City for Mindanao.
Last May 10-11, selected Naga City stakeholders convened for a two-day workshop which aims to solicit inputs for the formulation of Naga City’s 30-year Sustainable Urban Development Plan. The activity was supported by the GIZ Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus in cooperation with ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat. Two experts from denkmodell, a consulting firm based in Berlin, Germany specializing in Design Thinking facilitated the workshop.
Tuguegarao City Gymnasium goes solar, harnesses rainwater through ICLEI – ACCCRN grant
On June 19, 2017, the People’s Gymnasium of Tuguegarao witnessed the turnover ceremony of the hybrid solar power integrated with water harvesting facility. Key stakeholders were present during this momentous event, including representatives from the local government, academe, police, civil society, and others. The ceremony officially marks the transition of the facility’s management from Cagayan State University (CSU) to the City Government of Tuguegarao.
Chiang Mai's First Steps into Low Carbon Mobility Planning
Connective Cities, an international organization for sustainable urban development, organized a Local Planning Workshop on Low Carbon Mobility Planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand last July 12-14. The event’s overall goal is to support the city’s planning of low carbon mobility infrastructure as well as to design an action plan drawing from the experience and learnings of model German cities. Mining good practices and success stories, the workshop aimed to identify strategies which could be readily applied to Chiang Mai’s geographical context.