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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1993
URBAN CO2 CAMPAIGN
leaders from 60 cities in 20 countries met at the United Nations
in January to launch the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.
Hosted by the International Council for Local Environmental
Initiatives (ICLEI) and the U.N. Environment Program, the
Municipal Leader's Summit on Climate Change follows a 14-city
research project on urban energy use, which forms the basis of
the campaign strategy. Emerging from the summit will be a
declaration in the form of a generic guide for action that can be
adapted to local needs by national and regional municipal
associations. Signatories, consisting of any municipal government
that wishes to join the campaign, will pledge to develop within
two years a local action plan for greenhouse gas reduction.
Specific goals of the campaign are to: strengthen local
commitment to policies for reducing emissions; assist
municipalities by providing analytical tools for developing
appropriate policies, encouraging innovative model projects for
reducing energy use, and through other methods; provide a
collective voice for participants so that municipal-level actions
are included in national action plans and international
agreements. Participation by cities in the campaign will take the
Green Fleets: Reduce CO2 emissions
associated with municipal vehicle fleets and employee travel by
20 percent over a 10-year period.
Green Buildings: Reduce CO2 emissions from
municipal buildings by 20 percent over a 10-year period.
Energy Collaboratives: Encourage regional groups of
cities to follow the process of the 14-city research project
(city staff and council members and ICLEI staff studied energy
use patterns to identify potential savings).
Energy Partners: Municipalities in developed countries
will provide assistance to local authorities in developing
countries and the emerging economies. The work will be supported
by savings in energy costs achieved by conservation measures.
For information on participation, contact ICLEI at the address
listed in Reports, this issue.
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