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17 September 2019

ICLEI Europe calls for the recognition of cities’ roles in fostering social progress

Today, ICLEI Europe is proud to join the first European Social Progress Cities Summit,hosted by ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden). Together with front-running European cities and stakeholders, ICLEI Europe is calling for cities’ contributions to a more social Europe to garner broader recognitio...

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...

22 August 2019

Lisbon to showcase landmark urban poverty programme at Informed Cities Forum

Lack of affordable housing, social exclusion and gentrification, spurred by profit-maximising logic, are challenges to which few cities in Europe are immune. Luckily, an increasing number of cities are looking to pursue an alternative vision of urban development, built on community empowerment, comm...

20 August 2019

The numbers are in: sustainable mobility is on the rise in Freiburg

Bicycle and public transport use are exceeding expectations in ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany). In 2018, 81 million passengers used public buses and trams and, today, 34 percent of trips in Freiburg are undertaken by bicycle. The increase in bicycle use in Freiburg has been attributed to a number o...

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...

15 August 2019

Cities invited to join peers to learn about electric mobility planning

Only two slots remain for cities to join an Uptake Cities Group on electric mobility as part of the GreenCharge project, for which ICLEI is a partner. GreenCharge will work with up to twelve Uptake Cities who will learn about zero emissions transport systems, electric vehicles and green energy thro...