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No. 9 | Quarterly Newsletter of ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat | September 2016
Mayors gather in Seoul, raising ambitions of the Paris Agreement

The Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change focused on how leading local government coalitions – the Compact of Mayors and the newly-formed Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – relate to the Paris Agreement as well as the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III Conference. Read more (via ICLEI Global)

PrepCom 3 in Surabaya, Indonesia, sets stage for Habitat III

The final formal negotiations ahead of Habitat III took place in Surabaya, Indonesia, from July 25 to 27, making strong progress but also showing the many challenges that still have to be overcome ahead of Quito. Read more

PrepCom3 inconclusive: long road ahead to Habitat III (via ICLEI Global)

Seven EHCC cities recognized by WWF-Philippines

The seven cities from the Philippines that participated in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016 were recognized by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines during a two-day workshop held last August 17-18 in Quezon City. Read more

ICLEI joins future engineers in exploring sustainable solutions

The De La Salle University Engineering Summit gathered young and aspiring engineers in the Philippines to explore sustainable solutions and innovations. Read more

China, U.S. ratify Paris Agreement

Ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement by China and the United States – the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases – has brought its rapid entry into force a big step closer. Read more (via

ASEAN-UN Summit highlights plan of action

Leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN met on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit to discuss increased cooperation and strengthening their partnership. Read more (via IISD Reporting Services)

Global Green Growth Week 2016 highlights inclusive growth, financing

More than 1,200 participants gathered for the 2016 Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2016) to discuss the challenges of promoting growth that is socially inclusive, assessing renewable energy infrastructure projects, and channeling finance towards green growth objectives. Read more (via IISD Reporting Services)

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