Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

On November 12, hundreds of local and regional leaders from around the world gathered at COP23, in Bonn, to demonstrate the power and potential of cities and regions to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep the global temperature rise well below 2°C. This is the moment to take what we know

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COP23: Schwarzenegger places health at the centre of the climate debate.
COP23: Schwarzenegger places health at the centre of the climate debate.

The “COP Presidency’s High-level event on health” which was held on Nov. 12 in Bonn was important for R20 Founding Chair, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Because for him, failing to talk about the impact of pollution on health is why communication around climate change has been so unsuccessful over the past years. There is something off with

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Signature Ceremony with selected African Projects
Signature Ceremony with selected African Projects

On November 14, during the World Climate Summit, held in Bonn in light of COP23, R20 and EGIS, under their common initiative, the Waste Project Facilitator (WPF), have signed Letters of Intent with project developers in Mali and Ivory Coast. Within this agreement, the WPF will facilitate the feasibility studies for 3 municipal waste infrastructure

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R20 @COP23, Bonn
R20 @COP23, Bonn

The R20 delegation is getting ready to head to Bonn for COP23 and we are excited to share with you the list of events in which we will be demonstrating R20’s unique approach to addressing the funding gap for low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure at the sub national level. Health Actions for the Implementation

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R20, the City of Hamburg and the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster sign a collaboration agreement
R20, the City of Hamburg and the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster sign a collaboration agreement

On September 27th, the R20 Foundation, the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, and The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster (EEHH) have signed a memorandum of cooperation to facilitate wind infrastructure projects in emerging countries. The signature ceremony was held in the Hamburg Elbphilarmonie, in the presence of Dr. Rolf Boesinger, State Secretary of Hamburg Ministry

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First Sacred Cities Investment meeting, London July 24-25
First Sacred Cities Investment meeting, London July 24-25

On July 24th and 25th in London, representatives of faith-based sacred city proposals totaling nearly a billion dollars discussed how their initiatives could be funded through the investment community’s growing commitment to ethical or “impact” investment. The event was organized by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), and co-hosted by R20 at The Wesley,

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The R20 Austrian World Summit kicks off!

The R20 Austrian World Summit kicked off this morning in the Hofburg in Vienna. The R20 Founding Chair, Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted participants before the plenary started. The event is bringing together leading politicians, businesses, civil society & NGOs, start-ups, representatives of regions and cities as well as scientists and experts to develop and discuss solutions

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, the R20 Founding Chair, received the Legion of Honour after high-level environmental meetings in Paris

Paris, April 28th 2017 Former California Governor, and R20 Founding Chair, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, attended meetings in Paris last Friday with French President Mr. François Hollande, Mr. Laurent Fabius (President of the French Constitutional Council), and Ms. Anne Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities). They shared their common vision for tackling climate

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Joint Call to Scale-up Project Preparation Processes for Green Infrastructure Implementation through SOURCE

The Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF) held its 2017 annual meeting in Washington D.C. on April 19th, hosted by the World Bank, bringing together Development Banks, and leaders of international sub-national government networks such as AER, FMDV, ICLEI, ORU-Fogar & R20. The agenda focused on the launching of Source (a global scale software that supports the preparation

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The R20 MED extends its activities on two new wilayas of Algeria

Under the patronage of the Algerian Minister of Water and Environment Resources, the R20 MED team hosted study days on sustainable development and sustainable urban development. These were held on April 3rd at the wilaya of Béjaïa (East of the country) and on April 9th at the wilaya Mostaganem (West of the country). The purpose

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R20, SIF and partners conduct Source training in South Africa

On April 3rd and 4th, R20 and its partners conducted a training workshop for well-prepared infrastructure projects, hosted by the City of Tshwane. The workshop focused on Source, a Project preparation software for public sector users to prepare projects in a consistent and standardized format that has been fully endorsed by the major Multilateral Development

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R20 Regions of Climate Action and PEMSEA Announce Partnership

     R20 Regions of Climate Action and PEMSEA announce partnership to reduce pollution & facilitate low-carbon, blue economy investment in East Asia R20 Regions of Climate Action and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) announced a new partnership this week to facilitate the scale up of investments at the intersection of

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Austrian World Summit Inaugural Conference To Be Center Stage On June 20th in Vienna, Austria

SAVE THE DATE – June 20, 2017 We invite you to the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT – a hub for sharing best practice examples of green infrastructure projects that help businesses and policy makers implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the global climate protection goals set by the United Nations Framework Convention

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Building Capacities in Public-Private Financing for Renewable Energies in West Africa

February 17, 2017 On February 16, 2017, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) concluded a high-level capacity building conference in Dakar, Senegal on renewable energies and public-private financing targeting the West African region. The conference was a part of GSEP’s flagship capacity building series, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Electricity Development. Organized in partnership with

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Pope Francis greets R20 Founding Chair, Arnold Schwarzenegger at General Audience

Wednesday, January 25th 2017 Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with His Holiness Pope Francis after the general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. Mr Schwarzenegger thanked and congratulated Pope Francis for the Laudato Si’ Encyclical Letter on the Environment published May 24th 2015. Mr. Schwarzenegger presented to Pope Francis the environmental and energy efficiency legacy achieved

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Egis and R20 sign partnership agreement for sustainable waste management

         On Wednesday December 14th in Paris, an agreement was signed between Egis, an international consulting and engineering group and subsidiary of French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), and R20, an international non-profit organization working to develop waste management, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The signing took place in the

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R20 and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announce first results of the 100 Climate Solutions Campaign as the first milestone for unlocking finance for sub-nationals

MARRAKESH, GENEVA and LOS ANGELES – 12 November, 2016 Following the entry into force of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement in November 2016, prior to COP 22, R20 Regions of Climate Action “R20” and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation “LDF” presented the results of the 100 Climate Solutions Project Campaign launched in April 2016. These results were highlighted

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