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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...

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 ...

6 June 2019

Reflections on the future of water reuse in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation on minimum requirements for the reuse of treated wastewater in agricultural irrigation. During EU Green Week, Valentina Bastino, from the DG Environment, explained the motivation behind this law, saying: “Today, one third of the territory ...

31 May 2019

New toolkit on better waste prevention and management released

A new toolkit has been released to help cities build more successful waste management strategies. The toolkit, titled “A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies,” can inspire urban waste agents – from decision makers to waste c...

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...

6 May 2019

European cities have circular plans for plastic

The idea of a circular economy for plastic waste is taking shape in three European cities, including two ICLEI Members. Citizens in these municipalities in Spain, the Netherlands and Romania will be the first to benefit from real improvements in waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling. I...

30 April 2019

Eight European cities showcase how they turn waste into a resource

Eight European cities have released a video, showcasing their initiatives to improve waste prevention and management, with the hope of inspiring other local and regional governments to also take action. The initiatives were chosen by the participating municipalities during face-to-face and virtual ...

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...

20 March 2019

Brussels to host conference on urban metabolism and waste prevention

The UrbanWINS project is set to host its final conference, titled: 'The city as a living organism, understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption’, in GreenBizz, Brussels (Belgium), on 4 April. The conference will begin by focusing on learning more about the urban metabolism ...