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Press Releases from Climate Alliance / Klima-Bündnis / Alianza del Clima e.V. (26 total)

European Campaign “ZOOM – Kids on the Move” has officially been launched a …

Green Footprints for a Better Climate UN Climate Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres sends video message to ZOOM participants Grassroots actions rather than unfruitful negotiations: “ZOOM – Kids on the Move” demonstrate to politicians and the adult public worldwide that they do not accept empty promises. They cannot be prevented them from contributing personally to climate protection. Children between four and twelve years of age may participate in the 2012 campaign actions weeks. Since

Climate Star 2012 – 20 Cities and municipalities awarded

In Schloss Hof in Lower Austria 20 cities, municipalities and local authorities associations from nine European countries were awarded with a Climate Star 2012 for their commitment in climate protection yesterday. The honoured communities set themselves ambitious climate protection goals in avoiding CO2 emissions and using renewable energies. They design scenarios for the future of transport and mobility, for power supply and savings. And they have already implemented very much. According

Children in 25 countries joined forces and collected 2.7 Million “Green Footpr …

On Wednesday, 30 November, Climate Alliance handed over 2.7 Million “Green Footprints” collected by 200,000 children in 25 countries to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christina Figueres in Durban. In 2011 Climate Alliance’s campaign “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” did not only run for the tenth time but also set new records: 201,146 kids from 16 European and further nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Cocos Keeling Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark,

Handover of “Green Footprints” to UNFCCC Executive Secretary at COP17

Date and location: Wednesday, 30 November, 9:30 Outside entrance by flags On Wednesday, 30 November, Climate Alliance will hand over “Green Footprints” collected by 200,000 children in 25 countries to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christina Figueres in Durban. “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” is Climate Alliance’s annual campaign on sustainable mobility for children aged 4 to 10 years old, which aims to show that the ‘little ones’ can take steps to

TURaS: 16 European cities meet in Dublin to launch EU initiative on urban resili …

Representatives of 16 European cities as well as research institutions and the city network Climate Alliance came together in Dublin to launch the TURaS (Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability) project which aims to enable European cities and the surrounding rural areas to build resilience in the face of significant sustainability challenges. For the first time in history more than 50 percent of the world's population now live in urban areas.

2011 winners of RES Champions League

No matter football, German and Italian cities take revenge with renewable energy! While Spanish and English clubs rule over the prestigious European football contest, The renewable energy champions are to be found further east 3,500 European local authorities representing 60 million people participated in the second season of the RES Champions League, a competition between cities and towns based on renewable energy. Cumulated RES data from participants amounts to: 3,000 MW photovoltaic, 1,900,000

Climate Alliance embraces 8 billion USD charge against Chevron

It has taken over seventeen years: on 14 February 2011 the highest court in the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbíos has ruled that Chevron (formerly Texaco) is to pay over 8 billion USD in punitive damages for the massive environmental destruction it has caused in 26 years of oil production in the region. The Climate Alliance embraces the decision of the court. “This is a historic ruling which will have effects

European kids collected 2.6 million Green Footprints for the UN Climate Summit

On Wednesday, 1 December 2010, Climate Alliance handed over the Green Footprints collected by nearly 160,000 children in 10 countries to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres, at the Cancún Climate Change Conference in Mexico. Cancún/Frankfurt am Main. In 2010, a total of 159,528 children participated in Climate Alliance’s “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” campaign to show that the ‘little ones’ are taking steps to

“ZOOM – Kids on the Move 2010! “ – two months to go

Until the beginning of the 16th UN Climate Summit at November 29th children all over Europe are ZOOMing in and get into action for climate protection. Primary school and kindergarten children in ten European countries are collecting Green Footprints for their Joint Climate Voyage around the One World. ZOOM, which is a Europe wide campaign of Climate Alliance of European Cities, invites children to carry out an activity week dedicated to

Oil Disasters not only at the Gulf of Mexico - Is the Yasuní Initiative an Answ …

The biggest oil catastrophe in the world happened with the explosion of the oil rig of BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The entire region – animals and plants as well as fishery and tourism – fights against the consequences. But also other disasters, which release far less oil into the water, contaminate rivers and seas and endanger human being and nature. Especially indigenous peoples are threatened by the oil

“ZOOM ­ Kids on the Move for Climate Action 2010”

Europe’s Children on a Joint Climate Voyage around the World The Climate Alliance of European Cities once again invites children from all over Europe to collect Green Footprints to help save the world’s climate. Through an activity week dedicated to sustainable mobility, climate change as well as the fun of movement and independent mobility, kids can examine their daily journeys and learn how to treat the world's climate with care. Each

RES Champions League - 13 Local Authorities Awarded for their Efforts towards Re …

Today (19 May 2010) during the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in the French city of Dunkerque the winners of the first season of the Champions League for Renewable Energies (RES Champions League) will be awarded. In this competition cities and municipalities which are exceedingly engaged in renewable energies compare with each other. The results of the RES Champions League are: Overall result Gold: Prato allo Stelvio (Italy) Silver: Schalkham (Germany) Bronze: Hostětín

Richness of the earth is decreasing dramatically - worldwide loss of biodiversit …

Attempts to stop biodiversity loss have failed at an international level. This devastating knowledge, along with a summary of the most recent developments throughout the world, was described in the current report from the UN Secretariat on biodiversity: the Global Diversity Outlook 3. In the International Year of Biodiversity and at the forefront on the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) on biological diversity in Nagoya,

Children symbolically ZOOMed more than 70 times around the world for the global …

On Monday, 14 December, Climate Alliance together with children in Copenhagen handed over the ”Green Footprints” collected by 180,000 children in 13 countries to the UN Climate Change Secretariat at the Copenhagen Climate Summit. In 2009, a total of 187,100 children participated in Climate Alliance’s “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” campaign to show that the ‘little ones’ are taking steps to protect the global climate and do

Solutions for Change: (How) local authorities are contributing to meet internati …

During the UN Climate Summit cities and municipalities impressively presented how they reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and actively support ambitious international climate targets. Acting for the 1500 member municipalities of the city network Climate Alliance Nicola Zingaretti, President of the province of Rome, and Ulrike Janssen, Director of Climate Alliance, demonstrated the already achieved successes, the further goals and the measures necessary for implementation. Efficiency, e.g. cogeneration of heat

Climate Star 2009 - 15 Cities and Municipalities Awarded

In Melk in Lower Austria 15 European cities, municipalities and local authorities associations were awarded with a Climate Star 2009 for their commitment in climate protection. 444 cities and municipalities from 11 countries applied at Climate Alliance for the European award and recorded their local climate protection activities. Under the motto “The Short Track to Climate Protection” for the forth time Climate Alliance invited all European local authorities to apply with

Record participation in Climate Alliance award Climate Star 2009

444 cities and municipalities from 11 countries take part Award ceremony in October in Melk near Vienna Presenting, awarding and recreating. Climate Star’s principle is as easy as that – a competition in which cities, municipalities and local associations from all over Europe submitted climate protection projects. “With the Climate Star award we want to encourage the winners and to disseminate successful measures and smart ideas on local climate protection. That way

Joint Annual Rendezvous of Climate Alliance and Energie-Cités

With nearly 500 participating politicians, municipal practitioners, company directors and NGO representatives the joint annual conference of the city networks Climate Alliance and Energie-Cités co-organised by the Brussels Capital Region from 22 to 24 April 2009 has exceeded all expectations. The inspiring speech of the US American economist and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, Jeremy Rifkin, and the convincing speech of the director of the Centre for Science and

“3x20 – Play the Game” More than 400 municipal actors meeting in Brussels

More than 400 representatives from European local authorities are gathering in Brussels on 22-24 April for the Annual Rendezvous of the city networks Energie-Cités and Climate Alliance co-organised with Brussels Capital Region. They respond to the call and conference title “3x20 – Play the Game”, which refers to the crucial role played by local actors to fill the EU energy and climate objectives with real action. During the two unconventional

“3x20:Play the game”

International Climate Alliance Annual Conference 22 - 24 April 2009 in Brussels “3x20:Play the game” is the theme of the Annual Conference, to which Climate Alliance invites jointly with Energie-Cités and the Brussels Capital-Region this year. The motto stands for the energy and climate objectives of the EU in the year 2020, which are in the focus of the event. Which concepts and methods are available for local authorities to reach these

Climate Star 2009 - Short Track to Climate Protection

Application forms are online With immediate effect all cities, municipalities and districts in Europe can apply with their climate protection projects for a Climate Star 2009. “Short Track to Climate Protection” is the theme of this year’s European award for local climate protection activities. For the forth time, the European city network Climate Alliance is inviting all local authorities in whole Europe to present their measures, campaigns and activities and apply for

European Development Days - Artwork about energy (in)justice

Students from France and Germany painted pictures about energy (in)justice Nearly six square metres wide is the total artwork of 35 students from the twin cities Strasbourg and Stuttgart, which they painted with the support of the artist Michael Arantes Müller during the European Development Days. On the four single pictures of the total artwork the teenagers illustrated the topics energy sources, energy production, energy (in)justice and visions for the future. The

Climate Alliance welcomes the EU Green Paper on Adaptation to Climate Change

On 29 June 2007 the European Commission adopted the EU Green paper on Adaptation to Climate Change. The green paper was presented to a wide public in an event in Brussels on 3 July 2007. Climate Alliance welcomes the EU Green Paper on Adaptation to Climate Change and the recoginition of the double challenge of adaptation and mitigation. We are happy to see that the Commission puts emphasis on mitigation whilst

Climate Star 2007 - Municipal climate protection competition with focus on mobil …

Until now registrations from seven European countries - Closing date for applications extended – Application documents as download available The Climate Alliance is calling all European cities, municipalities and districts to participate at the municipal climate protection competition “Climate Star 2007”. This time mobility is the focus point of the climate protection activities, because traffic is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions and meanwhile causes approximately 30 percent of

COGEN Challenge Achieves an Important Milestone

500 Cogeneration Units from 19 European Countries Registered As the 500th cogeneration unit is registered in the on-line database, the COGEN Challenge project team claims that cogeneration in Europe is more reliable and widely applied than previously assumed. The use of small-scale cogeneration in homes, swimming pools and hotels is better accepted than people may think. Policy-makers should therefore be more confident in the promotion of cogeneration and include it as

Climate Star 2007 – The European Award for Local Climate Protection Activities

For the third time, the “Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples” is inviting all European cities, municipalities and districts to present their climate protection activities and apply for a Climate Star. The Climate Star is to award outstanding activities and to document experience and good practice at the local level. With the awarding scheme, the Climate Alliance wants to point out the variety of local climate protection

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