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14 November 2019

Getting to low- and zero-emission building stock by 2050 is no game – or is it?

How can the EU building stock reach low and zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050? How can new methods like 'gamification' help make this ambitious goal a reality? The buildings sector accounts for 36 percent of carbon emissions in the European Union (EU) and is thus a key sector that must be targe...

29 October 2019

ICLEI encourages the transformation to a circular economy

The critical role of local and regional governments to achieve a transition to a circular economy is the backbone of CityLoops, a new EU-funded project coordinated by ICLEI Europe. Political representatives from most of the cities involved in the project – Høje-Taastrup, Roskilde and t...

22 October 2019

ICLEI Europe part of new project on Positive Energy Buildings

On 1 October 2019, a new H2020 project called EXCESS (“flEXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS”) was kicked-off in Graz. Over the next four years, ICLEI Europe will work with 20 EXCESS partners from eight countries to show that it is possible to transform nearly-zero energy building...

21 October 2019

Cities in Europe and USA look to one another for financing and partnership solutions

Through its global network of regional secretariats, ICLEI brings together cities from various world regions who face similar challenges and opportunities, and provides them with the opportunity to work collaboratively to unlock new ideas and perspectives. This month, ICLEI Europe and ICLEI USA wor...

18 July 2019

Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

17 May 2019

ICLEI Members to host a study trip on low-emission development strategies

From 17-24 June, ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Bolgona (Italy) and Warsaw (Poland) will host a study trip on accelerating urban low-emission development strategies. The study trip will kick off in Helsinki, an ambitious capital city aiming to become carbon neutral by 2035 by bringing emissions ...

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...

15 April 2019

Registration is now open for the Governing and Financing the Sustainable City conference

Join us at the Governing and Financing the Sustainable City conference from 7-8 October 2019 in ICLEI Member City Copenhagen (Denmark). The conference will present Nordic sustainability projects to explore how cities can, and are, financing and delivering solutions to economic, social and environmen...

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...