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13 November 2019

Gothenburg named European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

In the face of strong competition from 35 applicant cities representing 17 EU countries, ICLEI Member Gothenburg (Sweden) was named the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism, alongside Malaga (Spain). Each year, the European Commission uses this award to recognise two EU cities that have excelled ...

7 November 2019

ICLEI Regional Director challenges cities to dare to try new approaches

There is great potential for local governments to use public procurement to strengthen their work on climate change and sustainability. Green and socially responsible public procurement are key tools laid out in the German governments’ Sustainability Agenda to achieve its climate targets. How...

6 November 2019

ICLEI Members win German climate action awards

ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany) is among the winners recently announced at the German “Klimaaktiv Kommune 2019” awards (“Climate Active Communities” awards). Freiburg was recognised for their urban climate adaptation concept, which builds resilience against heat stress and is...

31 October 2019

ICLEI Members lead the way in European sustainable mobility innovation

This month, ICLEI Members at the forefront of sustainable urban mobility – including Ghent (Belgium), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Stockholm (Sweden), and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) – have had their successes shared and recognised through the release of two mobility publications, announcement of m...

31 October 2019

World Cities Day: the power of CitiesWithNature

Today is UN World Cities Day, a day to recognise the critical role cities play internationally, to promote cooperation between cities regarding urban opportunities and challenges, and to support sustainable urban development. The theme of this year’s World Cities Day is, “Changing the w...

29 October 2019

Heritage at the Heart of Urban Regeneration

“Public policy makers have a responsibility to promote every project that can fight the extreme right,” declared Paula Marques, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon during her keynote address at the 7th Informed Cities Forum. Marques used her speech to emphasise how important it is for politicians to...

25 October 2019

Innovative urban actors invited to a summit for smarter cities

ICLEI Member Helsingborg (Sweden) has put forth a vision of being one of Europe’s most innovative cities by 2022. The city is ready to bring other global leaders along with them, to challenge and support each other in implementing innovative urban solutions. In the lead-up to 2022, Helsingbor...

24 October 2019

Finalists announced for prestigious European sustainability award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Berlin (Germany), as well as from Leuven (Belgium) and Lousada (Portugal) were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2019 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Transformative Actions” that make use of the 15 pathways outlined in ...

23 October 2019

Join us in Mannheim to drive transformative change for a sustainable and resilient Europe

For the past 25 years, ICLEI Europe has hosted the flagship European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference series. The series has led to ground-breaking commitments and milestones in support of local governments driving sustainable development, including the Aalborg Charter (1994), Aalborg Commitm...