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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.

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Post-2015, Habitat III - 03/09/2015
The United Nations has a contradictory relationship with cities. This became clear to me last year, when I was asked to represent Metropolis, the global association of major urban areas, at the preliminary meetings for Habitat III, next year’s major summit on urbanization. (+)
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Cambio climático - 21/08/2015
Desde CGLU, leímos con interés el artículo ‘El cambio climático: un reto urbano’, publicado en Seres Urbanos el día 29 de julio. La autora del post, Mar Toharia, identifica perfectamente la gran responsabilidad que tenemos las ciudades de luchar contra el cambio climático en un mundo cada vez más urbanizado. (+)
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Habitat III, SDGs - 04/08/2015
Language around next year’s cities conference is under discussion during the final week of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals text. At the start of the final week of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) text, Ecuador has proposed including specific reference to next year’s Habitat III conference on cities. (+)
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Global Agenda - 09/07/2015
“Which part do intermediary cities play in the national opera? Are they tenors or sopranos?” Professor Brian Roberts put this question to representatives of intermediary cities in the first of a series of UCLG consultations aiming to gather inputs to the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments. (+)
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Climate change - 02/07/2015
With less than six months to go before a potentially historic United Nations conference on climate change takes place in Paris, major world figures are making their positions known on a variety of issues. Increasingly, one key subject is revolving around the role of cities. (+)
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We are at last in the final stretch of a number of processes that will define how we approach the key challenges of the 21st century, one of which is the world’s increasingly fast urbanization. (+)

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