Launch of Front-Line Cities and Islands Initiative
On 13 November 2017, mayors and leaders of islands at the front-line of climate change, from the President of Palau to Mayor of Cozumel, Mexico, came together with mayors and leaders of cities around the world to join forces in taking action to address climate change and build resilience through the launch of Front-line Cities and Islands at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. For full coverage of the launch please click here Link
For further information on Front-Line go to the dedicated webpages at Link
New ICLEI Pacific Islands Partnership Opportunity
ICLEI Oceania is increasing momentum in supporting Pacific Island towns and cities to become more resilient. While some funding is available from international programs and agencies, it is only a drop in the ocean (Pacific of course!) compared to the actual need. ICLEI now invites member councils and other partners to become financial contributors to enable us to expand our coverage. Due to ICLEI’s status as a Charitable Institution, all contributions will be tax deductible.
Partner councils may select which island they would like to support, or may choose to contribute to the overall program. All Partnership contributions will be quarantined for Pacific-only activity and an annual Pacific Activity Report provided to all contributors.
For an example of the urgency and opportunities for Australians to help, see https://theconversation.com/australia-doesnt-get-the-environmental-challenges-faced-by-pacific-islanders-81995
Please talk to Steve Gawler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become a Pacific Islands Partner.
European Commission Honiara DRR initiative
To accelerate ongoing efforts, Honiara has been selected as one of twenty cities globally under a new initiative of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) funded by European Commission titled “Making cities sustainable and resilient: implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 at the local level”.
ICLEI Oceania is responsible for facilitating this project with the Mayor, councillors and administration of Honiara City Council over the period February to September 2018.