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383 #ClimateMayors adopt, honor and uphold #ParisAgreement goals Thursday, June 1st 2017 The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities. As 383 US Mayors representing 68 million Americans, we will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy. We will continue to lead. The world cannot wait — and neither will we. Signed, Mayor Eric GarcettiCity of Los Angeles, CA Mayor Martin J WalshCity of Boston, MA Mayor Bill de BlasioNew York City, NY Mayor Sylvester TurnerCity of Houston, TX Mayor Madeline RogeroCity of Knoxville, TN Mayor Rahm EmanuelCity of Chicago, IL Mayor Ed MurrayCity of Seattle, WA Mayor Jim KenneyCity of Philadelphia, PA Mayor Kasim ReedCity of Atlanta, GA Mayor Lioneld JordanCity of Fayetteville, AR Mayor Trish Herrera SpencerCity of Alameda, CA Mayor Joseph P.

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform COGEN Europe - The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration United Cities and Local Governments COP21 - Conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques Covenant of Mayors - Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Heralded as the “world’s biggest urban climate and energy initiative” by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local and regional authorities voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives on their territory. New signatories now pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy - LeafletLeaflet introducing the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the benefits of joining. A high-definition PDF is available upon request. New 2030 Framework and Integration of Adaptation In the summer 2015, spurred on by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Commission and the Covenant of Mayors Office launched a consultation process with the support of the European Committee of the Regions to collect stakeholders’ views on the future of the Covenant of Mayors.

The good news is … people like to read good news | Mark Rice-Oxley A strange thing happens when you write about something going right. People take notice. They read to the end. They share it with their friends. They create rare pools of wellbeing on social media. They write to thank you. Eighteen months ago, the Guardian launched a pilot project to see how readers would respond if we deliberately sought out the good things happening in the world. More than 150 pieces of journalism later – in which we have examined the relative merits of everything from dog turds to ketamine, the blockchain to microhouses, and gardening to exoskeletons – we have proof of concept. Reader numbers for this kind of journalism are on average almost 10% higher than for comparable general news pieces, our data shows. News doesn’t have to be bad. And when you write about it, people tend to respond positively. That is a bad thing. This does not mean the Guardian will reduce our efforts to uncover wrongdoing, to hold the powerful to account. There are some ground rules.

Energie : transition énergétique pour la croissance verte Projet de loi relatif à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte, n° 2188, déposé le 30 juillet 2014 (mis en ligne le 1er août 2014 à 11 heures) et renvoyé à une commission spéciale pour l'examen du projet de loi relatif à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte Etude d'impact Le Gouvernement a engagé la procédure accélérée sur ce projet de loi le 5 septembre 2014. Amendements- Amendements déposés sur le texte n° 2230- Recherche multicritère Travaux des commissions - Commission spéciale pour l'examen du projet de loi relatif à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte La Commission saisie au fond a nommé Mmes Marie-Noëlle Battistel rapporteur le 9 septembre 2014, Sabine Buis rapporteur le 9 septembre 2014, M. Amendements déposés en commission sur le texte n° 2188 Amendements déposés en commission sur le texte n° 2230 Sénat - 1ère lecture(Dossier en ligne sur le site du Sénat) Travaux des commissions Commission Mixte Paritaire (Désaccord) En savoir plus

CES MED - CLEANER ENERGY SAVING MEDITERRANEAN CITIES Contract No ENPI 2012/309-311 CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI), which is the main financial mechanism through which assistance is given to the European Neighbourhood Policy countries. ENPI has been operational since 1 January 2007 and is the main source of financing for the 17 partner countries (ten Mediterranean and six East European countries, plus Russia). It replaces earlier financing instruments including TACIS for the East and MEDA to the South and builds most directly on the MED-PACT programme. Urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries: Today, about 460 million people live in countries in the Mediterranean region. Hence, over the coming years, needs related to urban development and sustainable energy are expected to increase sharply in view of growing population and limited sustainable planning and management capacities. Key Data:

Fomenta Gobierno del Estado cultura de la información y democracia entre juventud zacatecana – ZHN | Zacatecas Hoy Noticias -En foro sobre Ciudadanía y Redes Sociales, jóvenes dialogan sobre las noticias falsas y nuevas tecnologías de comunicación Zacatecas, Zac.- Gobierno del Estado, a través del Sistema Zacatecano de Radio y Televisión (Sizart), fomentó entre la juventud la cultura de la información y democracia, a través del Foro Ciudadanía y Redes Sociales, donde participaron estudiantes del Colegio de Bachilleres (Cobaez) y de la Universidad Autónoma de Durango (UAD). Los temas a discusión correspondieron a las noticias falsas, su uso para manipular opiniones entre la audiencia, además del desarrollo de las tecnologías de la comunicación, que paulatinamente construyen una inteligencia colectiva al producir sus propios contenidos y retroalimentarlos. El ponente invitó a las y los estudiantes a cuestionar la información que reciben a través de sus redes sociales, por medio del cruce de datos y verificar si la fuente noticiosa es confiable, para evitar la reproducción de la propaganda engañosa.

Welcome to the European Environmental Bureau - EEB The GovLab | People-Led Innovation More and more people live in urban settings. At the same time, and often resulting from the growing urban population, cities worldwide are increasingly confronted with complex environmental, social, and economic shocks and stresses. When seeking to develop adequate and sustainable responses to these challenges, cities are realizing that traditional methods and existing resources often fall short. Addressing 21st century challenges will require innovative approaches. “People-Led Innovation: Toward a Methodology for Solving Urban Problems in the 21st Century,” is a new methodology by The GovLab and Bertelsmann Foundation aimed at empowering public entrepreneurs, particularly city-level government officials, to engage the capacity and expertise of people in solving major public challenges. Designed for city officials, and others seeking ways to improve people’s lives, the methodology provides:

La charte d’engagement des bureaux d’études dans le domaine de l’évaluation environnementale - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer La charte d’engagement des bureaux d’études dans le domaine de l’évaluation environnementale s’inscrit dans la continuité des travaux relatifs à la séquence éviter, réduire, compenser (ERC), découlant d’une obligation légale faite aux maitres d‘ouvrage à éviter, limiter et compenser les impacts négatifs de leurs projets sur l’environnement. Cette charte répond également aux recommandations du rapport Lavoux de mai 2011 (PDF - 3783 Ko), qui visait à clarifier le marché de l’évaluation environnementale. Il préconisait en effet la mise en place d’une charte des compétences et d’un code de déontologie qui constituerait un engagement volontaire des bureaux d’études à se conformer à des critères touchant aussi bien la déontologie professionnelle que les compétences expertes nécessaires à l’élaboration d’une étude d’impact. La signature de cette charte trouve toute sa place dans le cadre des chantiers liés à la modernisation du droit de l’environnement.

Fernando Griffith: "Sin esperanza es difícil tener una visión correcta de la realidad" Fernando Griffith. "La cultura es el motor del desarrollo de los pueblos, es su destino, su alma y su esencia. No es lo que hacemos sino lo que somos, nuestras creencias fundamentales", señala Fernando Griffith, actual Ministro de Cultura de la República de Paraguay, Presidente de la Comisión Interamericana de Cultura de la OEA y Presidente de Ia Comisión de Diversidad Cultural de la UNESCO. Por esta razón, nos dice Griffith, modificar las creencias de un pueblo puede tener un efecto positivo en el desarrollo de su consciencia y, en consecuencia, en sus condiciones: puede ayudar a construir una sociedad más justa y próspera, basada en el reconocimiento total de la dignidad humana. Artículos relacionados ¿Es posible, por tanto, modificar la conducta por medio de la modificación de las creencias?

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