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18 October 2019

“Transdisciplinarity” for a sustainable future

It is clear that we need to build a more sustainable world. Groups of people from all different areas are working towards this goal. However, so often we work in silos, trying to leverage our specific expertise only. The problem is that climate change is complex. The challenges we face and transfor...

17 October 2019

New open access Learning Centre launched to support district heating system improvements

On the occasion of the 2019 CELSIUS Summit on thermal energy systems of the future, taking place today and tomorrow (17-18 October) in ICLEI Member Brussels (Belgium), the KeepWarm project has announced the launch of an online Learning Centre on improving the performance of district heating systems....

16 October 2019

Reflecting on sustainable food procurement this World Food Day

Today, 16 October, is the United Nations’ World Food Day. Food production, consumption, and supply chains play critical roles in urban sustainability and sustainable urban development. Earlier this month, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, ICLEI Europe hosted the 30th edition...

15 October 2019

Public authorities invited to be featured in European Commission procurement publication

Governments across the world are exploring and implementing Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) practices as a means to work towards a more sustainable future. In this context, the European Commission – with support from ICLEI Europe and AEIDL – is collecting SRPP good practic...

14 October 2019

Apply now to host European sustainable mobility peer-exchanges

Towns and cities have until 18 October to apply to host sustainable mobility peer-exchange activities – that can take the form of study visits or work placements – in 2020. Organised under the framework of the CIVITAS Initiative, these offer a prime opportunity for host cities to demons...

10 October 2019

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants &ndash...

9 October 2019

How to work together with citizens towards a low-carbon society

Energy transitions from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources demand more than just technological solutions. Meaningful changes in energy systems require engaging people, and technological solutions must be utilitsed with social realities in mind to achieve higher quality of life for people. The ...

4 October 2019

Antwerp, Bremen and Stockholm win mobility awards at 2019 CIVITAS Awards

The winners of the 2019 CIVITAS Awards were revealed yesterday during an award ceremony in Graz (Austria), as part of this year’s CIVITAS Forum. Among the winners were ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany) and Stockholm (Sweden), who walked away with Europe’s most prestigiou...

1 October 2019

Inclusive green spaces critical to the future of European cities

A new report exploring the future of cities released by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre states that public space makes up 2-15 percent of land in European city centres. Their ‘greenness’ has increased over the last 25 years – by a total of 38 percent - with an...