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This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

On the road to Paris
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Climate change - 26/02/2015
The UN climate negotiations in Geneva concluded successfully with a formal draft negotiating text agreed (PDF) that will serve as the basis for further deliberations in the run-up to the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris. (+)
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As poor families face the greatest development challenges, and are also most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Paul Steele (IIED) and Aaron Atteridge (SEI) argue that their perspectives must be taken into account in providing finance. (+)
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This week, Dakar was all ready to celebrate a financial achievement that hardly gets noticed in today’s world when it happens in New York, Frankfurt or Tokyo. But it represented a first for cities in Senegal, as well as the great majority of Africa’s nations. (+)
The Indonesian coastal city of Bandar Lampung
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As cities in Asia face up to the challenges of a changing climate, municipal authorities are finding partnerships with researchers can help inform practice and policy. (+)
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Local Governance - 20/02/2015
The year 1992 can be said as “the golden year” for Barcelona, the capital city of the province of Catalonia, Spain. In 1992, Barcelona has become the first destination for people around the world especially for world class athletes. In that year, Barcelona was appointed as a host for the world Olympic. (+)
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SDGs - 19/02/2015
Los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio dan el relevo a partir de 2015 a un conjunto utópico y disperso denominado Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. (+)

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