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20 September 2019

European Mayors lend their support to global climate strike

As youth from across the world, frustrated by the pace at which governments world-wide are tackling climate change, prepare to strike today in a Global Climate Strike for the Future, ICLEI mayors speak out in support. “In light of the huge global challenge all of us face in meeting the 1.5&de...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission has hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, debates, and networking activities all as opportu...

30 August 2019

Cities find natural solutions to global challenges

People around the world are calling for governments to step up and take action on the global climate emergency. Creating conditions for social, ecological, and infrastructural resilience in the context of rapid urbanisation and a biodiversity extinction crisis is one of the key urban, and global, ch...

26 August 2019

Glasgow acts on climate emergency declaration by outlining a path to carbon neutrality

Over the past several months, local governments from around the world have been increasingly declaring climate emergencies. ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom), has recently joined the group of cities who have not only made such a political declaration, but have also put forth action plans to conc...

23 August 2019

ICLEI appoints Global Ambassador to address biodiversity extinction crisis

Mayor of ICLEI Member Montreal (Canada) Valérie Plante has been appointed ICLEI’s Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity. In this role, Mayor Plante will highlight the role of cities in addressing biodiversity loss and will advocate for the protection of biodiversity by local governme...

19 August 2019

Winners have been announced for the German Sustainability Awards

The winners of the German Sustainability Award for Cities and Towns have been announced. This year’s municipal winners all approach climate and biodiversity protection in a participatory manner, leading to local success and assuming global responsibility. ICLEI Europe sat on the independent ex...

16 August 2019

ICLEI contributes to building European cities that are sustainable and just

Bright and early on Friday 9 August, ICLEI Europe joined the debut breakfast event “Freiburg wacht auf” (Freiburg Wakes Up) at the Grünhof Kreativpark Lokhalle, a co-working space in a former rail shed in ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany). The spotlight was on justice, providing an op...

8 August 2019

Applications open to join European Green Capital and Green Leaf Award expert panel

Experts are invited to apply to join a team that will evaluate and provide guidance to European cities that are leaders in sustainability. Each year, the European Commission (EC) awards the prestigious European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards to cities that have demonstrated outstanding achieve...

2 August 2019

European Investment Bank to align energy funding with long-term climate goal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently published a new draft energy lending policy. If approved, this will align EIB’s lending with the EU’s long-term climate targets by investing in green energy, and ceasing support of new fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2020. In order to...