UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment

UCLG for Environment                      

UCLG policies are developed through its committees that it has launched. These committees deal with policy preparations and implementation in priority areas and they set the next working program. They contribute to the works for enriching the discussions within UCLG by elaborating proposals and cooperation initiatives.

Within UCLG, environment is discussed through the committees below:

· UCLG Committee for Urban Health
· UCLG Committee on Strategic Urban Planning
· UCLG Committee on Urban Mobility
· UCLG Committee on Peripheral Cities

UCLG operates the advocacy and representation of the local and regional authorities in the issue of environment through four main subjects in its international agenda, and it ensures the participation of local authorities in policy making processes.

In this regard, UCLG develops implementation, action, and campaign methods and policies related to the topics in its agenda, and makes the announcement to the world.

  • Climate Change
    - Local Government Climate Roadmap
    - Compact of Mayors
  • HABITAT III:
    - Global Task Force
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Urban Sustainability Agenda and the publication The City of 2030: Our Manifesto

Why UCLG-MEWA established the Committee on Environment?

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment was established by the decision taken at UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting held in Adana, Turkey on 19 December 2014.

This Committee, operates the works of local governments which are the main actors in the fight against environment problems in order to make them more active in this field and contribute to the solution, thus; mobilizes these institutions which have vital importance with regards to the future of the cities and societies.

As one of the 8 sections of UCLG World Organization, we adopt every headline in UCLG agenda as our priorities and we announce that we will operate the advocacy in global level for the interest of the local and regional governments in MEWA region.

In this regard, we have set the topics of climate change, renewable energy, urban agriculture areas, sustainable waste management and pollution (land, water, air, noise) as our major discussion topics of the local governments in the region.

Compact of Mayors, which is one of the most important initiatives of local authorities related to climate change issue, is an agreement by city networks and their members to undertake a transparent and supportive approach to reduce city-level emissions, to reduce vulnerability and to enhance resilience to climate change, in a consistent and complementary manner to national level climate protection efforts.

We are taking on the task of advocacy related to this agreement and working on its promotion, and we are working on our local and regional authorities’ climate related contributions to find a place in international arena through their commitments.

We are supporting many events on water and transportation, sharing them with our members, and with their participation in these events we are developing our relations for their maximum gains.

Through this new platform, we ensure the information and experience exchange between local governments and other relevant actors by carrying out cooperation activities.

Committee’s first meeting in which we follow up our activities and ensure coordination, took place in Malatya, Turkey on 13 November 2015, upon the request of Malatya Metropolitan Municipality.

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment

President and Secreteriat: İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey)

Co-Presidents:   Dura Municipality ( Palestine)
                          Konya Metropolitan Municipality ( Turkey)
                          Malatya Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey)
                          San’a Municipality (Yemen)
                          Seferihisar Municipality ( İzmir, Turkey)
                          Tabriz Municipality ( Iran)

Committee Documents

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 WEBSITE ON GOOD PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

You can submit your municipalities’ good practices to the website which will collect projects on sustainable tourism. The web site will be led by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism and opened by late 2020.

 MOHAMAD SAADIE WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

UCLG-MEWA will organize an online session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks with Mohamad Saadie, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, President of UCLG-MEWA

 MAHMUT ÖZÇINAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

 RASIM ARI WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

Birleşmiş Kentler ve Yerel Yönetimler Orta Doğu ve Batı Asya Bölge Teşkilatı (UCLG-MEWA) Yerel yönetim söyleşileri kapsamında Nevşehir Belediye Başkanı ve UCLG-MEWA Saymanı Rasim Arı’yı konuk ediyor.

 UCLG CIB Annual Meeting 2020

UCLG’s Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group is a technical platform for professionals from Local Government Associations and individual local governments active in the field of capacity development and local government development cooperation.

 UCLG Executive Bureau 28-29 May 2020

In view of the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the cancellation of the face-to-face meeting of the UCLG Executive Bureau, scheduled from 28 to 30 May in Rome, the UCLG Presidency proposes to convene a virtual Executive Bureau on the same dates

 Decalogue For the COVID-19 Aftermath

The UCLG network, its membership, secretariats and the community it represents have been living and working differently since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local and regional governments are ready to lead this discussion, and the UCLG Presidency has agreed on a Decalogue as the basis for future steps.

 UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks Postponed

Due to the Novel Coronavirus(Covid-19) precautions, we have postponed our UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks on 18 March 2020 with D-8 Secretary-General Mr. Amb. Dato‘ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, to a further date. We kindly submit for your information.

 D-8 SECRATARY GENERAL KU JAAFAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) will organize another session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks, with Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Secretary-General of Developing 8 (D-8), on 18 March 2020, at its General Secretariat in Sultanahmet, Istanbul

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU TO CONVENE SOON

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting and Side Event of the Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance will be held from 10 to 12 March 2020 under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

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