The IUC project coordinated with the EU Delegations in the above mentioned Asian countries working meetings with national and local authorities as well as with non-government institutions regarding the implementation of national covenants of mayors.
Activities included participation at the Urban Environmental Agreements Summit held in Melaka (Malaysia) on 7 – 8 September 2017. The IUC team had the chance to introduce the programme and to liaise with many local decision makers, including potential supporters and coordinators.
The Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) is an international collaborative organization working to develop the Urban Environmental Evaluation Index together with UNEP, and apply it to cities worldwide. The UEA was established on June 5, 2005 in the City and County of San Francisco on the occasion of World Environment Day, at a gathering of representatives from 53 cities under the agreement that each city would autonomously implement the accords, comprising 21 actions across seven key areas, and evaluate the outcomes.
The UEA conprises 156 Cities in 52 Countries (October 2017).
The UEA Secretariat:
- Promotes cooperative relationships between cities through the sharing of best practices and technological know-how, while respecting other cities’ rights.
- Develops environmental-friendly policies for the creation of low-carbon green cities, and supports cities in developing countries which are vulnerable to the threat of climate change and less equipped to deal with it.