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RFSC - 01.09.2016RFSC), Pedro Bizarro, was in Rotterdam from 24 to 26 September to take part in URBACT Summer University 2016.
The URBACT Summer University was an opportunity to connect with people working on urban matters all over Europe, and to see how RFSC can help URBACT projects, for example, in terms of integrated and sustainable urban development.
For more information, visit the URBACT Summer University website here.
Covenant of Mayors - 30.08.2016information event for city representatives on urban adaptation to climate change. “Supporting local climate solutions – Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in practice: adaptation in the spotlight” will take place on 12 October from 9 am to 1.30 pm, at the European Commission in Brussels.
What is urban adaptation exactly? How can local governments integrate adaptation and mitigation? What challenges lie ahead in terms of climate adaptation? All these questions and more will be addressed during the event.
Register for the event here.
Better regulation - 25.08.2016
Specifically, CIVEX, the Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs, has published a draft opinion on REFIT – the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme, that aims to keep EU law simple and efficient.
Amendments can be submitted until 2 September.
World Mayor 2016 - 17.08.2016World Mayor Prize.
This year, the theme for the World Mayor Prize is migrants and refugees. The winner will be a mayor “whose city has done the most to welcome immigrants and has used their skills to enrich and diversify society culturally, economically and socially.”
Everyone is free to nominate a mayor, whether they are from a big city or a small town, as long as they can explain why they deserve the World Mayor Prize.
If you would like to nominate a mayor for this prize, please fill in the following form.
C40 - 09.08.2016elected new president of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Groupon on Monday 8 August. The C40 gathers 83 of the world’s biggest cities committed to addressing climate change. She will hold this position for three years.
Anne Hidalgo, who is also president of UCLG Standing committee on gender equality, will be the first woman chair of this organisation.
CGLU Afrique - 04.08.2016
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Date limite de candidature : vendredi 12 août 2016
COP22 - 03.08.2016
That’s the essence of the response CEMR and PLATFORMA have sent to the consultation led by UNFCCC on the global roadmap for the Global Climate Action Agenda, ahead of COP22 in Marrakesh.
COP21 was a success for towns, regions and the climate – we want COP22 to follow the same path.
You can find the full response here.
Brexit - 02.08.2016LGA, has just launched a Brexit bulletin.
The bulletin updates on the role councils are playing in negotiating Britain's exit from the EU.
You can sign up to the bulletin via this link.
Urban Agenda for the EU - 01.08.2016Europa kommunal, CEMR’s German association’s (RGRE) magazine.
CEMR has been playing a key role in the development of the Urban Agenda for the EU since the beginning; and will continue to make sure there will be greater coherence in EU policies that affect urban areas, namely, by ensuring there is an urban dimension in EU policies and by involving them when shaping EU legislation.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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