EKO-IKLIM (ECO-CLIMATE) SUMMIT HELD ON MARCH 30-31

The ECO-CLIMATE Summit/Fair, which was organized under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO), was held on March 30-31 at the ATO Congressium. At the summit, where stakeholders from the private and public sectors and local governments were present, the climate crisis and its effects on various sectors were discussed in various simultaneous sessions.

The EKO-IKLIM Summit, which was held under the leadership of ATO on March 30-31, attracted great attention by thousands of participants and visitors from Turkey as well as from the world. Photography, art and fashion exhibitions and concerts were held for two days in the fair area, where many institutions such as banks, private schools, associations, NGOs and private companies were present. In the simultaneous sessions, financing of green transformation, related support programs, sectoral works on climate crisis, economic effects and opportunities were discussed by many experts.

The session titled "Green Transformation in Metropolitan Cities", which was held on the first day of the Summit, was moderated by Halil İbrahim Yılmaz, Vice President of ATO and President of Ankara City Council. Fatma Şahin, President of Union of Turkish Municipalities and Mayor of Gaziantep, Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara, Uğur İbrahim Altay, UCLG Co-President and Mayor of Konya, Assoc. Dr. Lütfü Savaş, Mayor of Hatay and Yücel Yılmaz, Mayor of Balıkesir talked about the works and projects focusing on green transformation of their respective municipalities.

On the second day of the Summit, in the session titled "Green Transformation in Local Governments" and moderated by Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, the mayors talked about green transformation projects and good practices they are carrying out in their municipalities. In the session held with the participation of Lokman Atasoy, Advisor to the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, Celal Köse, Mayor of Yozgat, Selim Utku Gümrükçü, Mayor of Çiğli, and Zinnur Büyükgöz, Mayor of Gebze, the participants presented the works and exemplary practices in their municipalities. At the end of the session, where ecology education for young and children, the use and treatment of waste water and water, measures to be taken regarding air-water cleaning and sustainable climate action plans were discussed, Turkish Feed Manufacturers Association President Ülkü Karakuş presented plaques to the participants.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 MONITORING EQUALITY IN MUNICIPALITIES PROJECT FINAL REPORT

The final report of the "Monitoring Equality in Municipalities" Project carried out in cooperation between UCLG-MEWA and KA.DER has been published.

 SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN MANAGEMENT IN IRAN

Tehran Municipality’s initiative Asian Mayors Forum, cooperating with Allameh Tabataba’i University from Iran, will be organizing its first international Summer School on Urban Management.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL BE IN GIRNE WITH GENDER EQUALITY AGENDA

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality will organize its first program with the new committee presidency after UCLG-MEWA Congress’22. The program will be held on 5 August 2022, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) under the auspices of the Municipality of Girne

 CALL FOR ACTION: EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN

UCLG-MEWA expresses grave concern and sympathies towards the families of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan that hit the country's Paktika Province on June 21 and resulted in more than a thousand deaths and many more injuries.

 Iran Smart City Expo 2022

You are all invited to the 3rd Iran Smart City Expo & Conference, which will take place between July 3-5, 2022. The program, hosted by the help of the Ministry of Interior of Iran, aims to develop participants’ networks and provides capacity building opportunities on “Smart City Policies/Practices”.

 Tehran Twin Cities Festival

Tehran Municipality invites its Twin Cities to participate in the 1st Festival and Exhibition of Sister and Twin Cities of Tehran between 5-9 July 2022, to share experiences and display their capabilities and opportunities for joint projects and bilateral or multilateral cooperation.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

The UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, under the auspices of the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, the Governing Bodies and the Presidency will be updated, and Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL ATTEND THE EKO-IKLIM SUMMIT

The EKO-IKLIM (Economy and Climate Change) Summit, which will host the world’s first economy and climate change fair, will be held at the ATO Congressium, Ankara on March 30-31 under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. Within the scope of the summit, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, will moderate the session titled “Green Transformation”.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, in which the Governing Bodies, the Constitution and the Presidency will be updated, the Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG AWARDS '22: CALL FOR APPLICATION

The call for applications for the 5th edition of the International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 and UCLG Peace Prize 2022 are open! Deadlines: 22 April and 31 March 2022

TWITTER