ICLEI Brussels Office
ICLEI is represented in the capital of the European Union by the ICLEI Brussels Office. By having a presence in Brussels, ICLEI is amidst the most politically powerful institutions in Europe and representations of regional and local governments and thus in an ideal position to network and represent Members where it matters.
The Brussels Office is headed up by Peter Defranceschi. Peter holds degrees in Law, and Human Rights and Democracy in the Mediterranean. He is fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Peter is joined by Coordinator Giorgia Rambelli, Communications Officer Sean Carroll, and Assistants Intza Balenciaga and Emily Phillips.
For information on contacting the ICLEI Brussels Office, click here.
Breakfast at Sustainability's
The Brussels Office is host to Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions, Breakfast at Sustainability’s (B@S). The small, informal meetings are moderated by representatives of regional and local governments. Topics covered are related to sustainable community developments that are essential to public authorities.
B@S 26 - Innovative urban waste reduction strategies – the UrbanWINS approach
21 November 2017, Brussels
The Welsh Government EU Office and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability held the 26th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of innovative urban waste reduction strategies – the UrbanWINS approach.
The UrbanWINS project analyses how cities consume resources and products, how they digest them, and how they eliminate the waste produced. By understanding their urban metabolism, cities can better decide how to improve their plans to reduce, reuse and recycle waste - moving from a linear make, use, dispose economy to a circular one.
This event drew on the expertise and experiences of the UrbanWINS project consortium and leading figures in the fields of waste and the circular economy.
The programme is available to view here.
The presentations are available to view here.
Past Breakfast at Sustainability's
- B@S 21 - Potential of the circular economy
- B@S 20 - European Cities and Citizens delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals
- B@S 19 - Sustainable urban mobility planning in small and medium-sized communities
- B@S 18 - David or Goliath: Engaging cities and citizens towards Paris climate change negotiations
- B@S 17 - Sharing – the new concept for sustainable mobility
- B@S 16 - Community energy - accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe
- B@S 15 - How do Warsaw’s climate talks impact on local and regional climate and energy action planning and finance?
- B@S 14 - Performing better through integrated sustainability management – the RFSC tool
- B@S 13 - Opportunities and challenges of sustainable timber purchasing
- B@S 12 - Sustainable construction – procuring innovative solutions in public sector construction projects
- B@S 11 - Will RIO+20 waves have enough power to revitalise local processes in Europe?
- B@S 10 - Capitals of Biodiversity – European municipalities lead the way in local biodiversity protection
- B@S 9 - Smart procurement - reducing costs and saving energy
- B@S 8 - How to organise sustainable meetings and events in Brussels
- B@S 7 - Urban sustainable food supply: a win-win strategy
- B@S 6 - Culture and sustainable energy - today and tomorrow
- B@S 5 - Innovative climate change adaptation: building with nature
- B@S 4 - Using water more efficiently – burning issues, current approaches, new alliances at local level
- B@S 3 - What role for biofuels in sustainable urban mobility?
- B@S 2 - Financing climate champions – engaging your community in local climate action
- B@S 1 - The Big Bucks - Cost-effective sustainable public procurement