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ICLEI at the Climate Summit 2014: Pioneering Mayors unite to galvanize climate action

At the UN Climate Summit 2014, Mayors from around the world marched the streets of New York and unveiled new initiatives that will catalyze climate action worldwide.



Lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko, artist, engineer and inventor

VEIL is pleased to announce a free public Lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko, artist, engineer and inventor whose work focuses on environmental health and urban issues.



Vote for a solar future for East Timor

An ambitious plan by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) to create a sustainable solar industry in East Timor has received an enormous boost with the initiative being named a finalist in the Google Australia Impact Challenge. The Solar for Timor plan aims to install 2000 solar lighting systems and train 75 village-based installers in the next two years, delivering an overall 60kW of low-emission solar energy.



Uniting Church unites against fossil fuels

In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels.



Rich nations have a moral obligation

Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said.



Launch of the Guide to the Global Compact for Local Governments

The Cities Programme hosted the next stage of the new growth and direction Global Compact Cities Programme 2014 - 2019.



PM Of Tuvalu Calls Climate Change ‘Weapon Of Mass Destruction’

Sopoaga tells Australia, others not to get in the way of global agreement