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"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#05

2014 ISSUE No.5 build on the characteristics of ecosystems in the development and nurturing of healthy and sustainable cities May 8th, 2014 is the Mother's Day, on this day, we should be grateful to our great mother, meanwhile, we should show our respect to another mother——the earth. The Earth is a planet in the vast universe; she is so spectacular; Earth is the cradle of life and the mother of mankind. In this issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors', we abide by the fifth of Melbourne’s Ten Principles ", build on the characteristics of ecosystems in the development and nurturing of healthy and sustainable cities. We aim to show the reader how to make the city on the earth better prepared for sustainable development. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas. ...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#04

April 22rd is the 45th anniversary of Earth day which is also 6th anniversary of Global Mayors Forum (GMF). In these 6 years, human beings consciousness to protect earth have greatly raised, GMF has also achieved a lot in sustainable development. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, extreme weather… we have witnessed the side effect of climate change, our future lies on sustainable development. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 10th Melbourne Principle, Enable continual improvement, based on accountability, transparency and good governance, and mainly targeted climate change to share some experience and ideas about sustainability. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#03

Every March 12 is China’s Tree-Planting Day. It is the traditional day for Chinese citizens to raise the awareness of environmental protection and green economy. To plant more trees is one way to secure our green economy development, in the future,we should pay much more attention to green life. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 2nd Melbourne Principle, “Achieve long-term economic and social security” and focuses on how the sustainable notion could effectively promote the development of social economy and social security. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#02

In 2006, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Agroforestry Centre have launched the "Billion Tree Campaign", after nine years, more than 7 billion tress have been planted, which means every person on the planet, regardless of race , age, culture, color, has a tree. According to statistics, more than 3.5 billion trees are the results from the people’s voluntary participation. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 8th Melbourne Principle, “Empower people and foster participation” and focuses on the effect of human beings in sustainable development. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#01

City is the place where human beings live; what’s more, it is also the place for us to practice sustainable development. This includes a range of related ideas, from the inner cultural value of cities to social value towards sustainability. This new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors focuses on the distinctive characteristics of cities in building an ecological city. In January 2014, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the first issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2014” E-magazine. Each issue is focused on one of the Ten Melbourne Principles, in this case——“Recognise and build on the distinctive characteristics of cities, including their human and cultural values, history and natural systems.” We called for papers on the theme of the distinctive characteristics of cities through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2013 issue#04

Eco-innovation is the development of products and processes that contribute to sustainable development, applying the commercial application of knowledge to elicit direct or indirect ecological improvements. This includes a range of related ideas, from environmentally friendly technological advances to socially acceptable innovative paths towards sustainability. Technological innovation and demand management offer great opportunities for developing smarter cities that will allow their residents to flourish. This new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors focuses on the effect of advanced environmental and clean energy technologies on urban sustainable development, and the importance of proper demand management in building an ecological city. In December 2013, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the fourth issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2013” E-magazine. Each issue is focused on one of the Ten Melbourne Principles, in this case——“Promote sustainable production and consumption, through appropriate use of environmentally sound technologies and effectiv...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2013 issue#03

The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet's ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste. Using this assessment, it is possible to estimate how much of the Earth (or how many planet Earths) it would take to support humanity if everybody followed a given lifestyle. This issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors focuses on how cities around the world perform in ecological footprint evaluations and discusses how countries, cities, organizations, families and individuals take action to reduce their ecological footprints. In October 2013, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the third issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2013” E-magazine. Each issue is focused on one of the Ten Melbourne Principles, in this case——“Enable communities...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2013 issue#02

Biological diversity, or biodiversity, refers to the variety of species of plants, animals and microorganisms on earth, as well as the genetic variety within each species and the variety of ecosystems on earth. Cities have a unique role in guarding biodiversity, through protection and restoration of habitat and green space, reduction of resource use, and influencing national policy. This issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors highlights a wide variety of approaches that cities as diverse as Tokyo, Edmonton, Cape Town, Brisbane and Hyderabad amongst others are doing to protect and enhance their biodiversity. In July 2013, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the second issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2013” E-magazine. Each issue is focused on one of the Ten MelbournePrinciples, in this case—— Recognize the intrinsic value of biodiversity and natural ecosystems, and protect and restore them. We called for papers on the theme of biodiversity through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming respons...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2013 issue#01

ow-Carbon Sustainable Cities(2013 ISSUE # 1) Cities emit between 70 and 80 percent of global greenhouse gases but offer the greatest opportunities for GHG reductions. Strategic green interventions in urban transportation, buildings, energy and water production and use, waste management, green space and habitat protection, etc. can all make significant contributions to GHG reductions through better and more efficient resource use. This issue of the Dialogue to Global Mayors covers a diversity of approaches to GHG reduction and urban sustainability being taken in cities such as Dublin, Stuttgart, Salzburg, Oldenburg, Suriago, Gold Coast, Maribor, Copenhagen, Novosibirsk, Burnaby, Anchorage, Agueda, etc. In April 2013, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the first periodical issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2013” E-magazine, which issue is focused on sustainable urban development. We called for papers on the theme of sustainable development through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and over...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2012 issue#01

In December 2012, the secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published a special issue of a “Dialogue to Global Mayors” magazine based on the Melbourne Principles. We called for papers on the theme of sustainable development through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas. 37 articles were selected at the end. The “Global Mayors” magazine was distributed to the Chinese central government and local ministries, United Nation bodies and other international organizations in China, a large number of foreign embassies, foreign chambers of commerce and businesses in China, Chinese diplomatic authorities, the Offices of Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, and large foreign companies in China. Through our network of cities, the magazine was also distributed to over 660 large sized and 2,931 medium to small sized cities worldwide.

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