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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...

11 October 2019

Ghent wins UN climate action award

ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) made headlines recently, when they, alongside 14 other groundbreaking projects from around the world, were announced as winners of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award. The winning projects were selected from a pool of over 670 applications, and shine a l...

9 September 2019

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

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have 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 works...

27 June 2019

Ghent gains recognition for transforming their local food system

The food we consume and the production methods we use have a major impact on our environment, health, and societies. In the European Union, around 88 million tonnes of food waste is generated annually, with associated costs estimated at €143 billion. By linking sustainable food systems with ot...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

25 February 2019

Cities share their actions to deal with food waste

According to the European Commission, around 88 million tonnes of food waste is generated annually with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euro. The cities of Cremona (Italy), Leiria (Portugal) and Sabadell (Spain) are just three cities hoping to tackle food waste and are currently implementi...

8 November 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award Ceremony to take place at the European Committee of the Regions

The 2018 Tranformative Action Award Ceremony is set to take place on 15 November 2018 at 12:30 (CET) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels (Belgium). The award ceremony, organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committe...