Advancing the full participation of girls and women is not only a matter of human rights; it is also a strategic global imperative.
The 10 eCities Technology Collaborative
In 2006, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability committed to provide tools and technical expertise to a select group of local governments in India, China, Australia, and the United States, enabling them to implement energy-efficiency measures. For the first time, ICLEI will launch the 10 eCities Technology Collaborative as a formal working group of 10 cities that share similar energy needs and demographics.
As part of the eCities Technology Collaborative, the Local Renewables Model Communities Network Project has been implemented in India. Through the Project, about 3.22 million people (Nagpur: 2.42 Million people and Bhubaneswar: 0.8 Million) are being reached and will benefit from the increase in renewable energy and energy efficiency driven by their local governments. The Collaborative has also created the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Resource Centers in Nagpur and Bhubaneswar which will raise public awareness on renewable energy, promote public-private partnerships, and foster the development of appropriate technologies.
The 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting has officially begun, with leaders from around the world gathering in New York City to celebrate a legacy of turning ideas into action—as well as …