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20 November 2018

Malmö to host knowledge exchange programme on sustainable procurement

ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) will host a knowledge exchange programme from 6-8 March 2019, which will focus on contract management for strategic and sustainable public procurement. Together with contract managers from Malmö’s purchasing, cleaning and transport services, participants ...

29 October 2018

Join ICLEI at the 3rd European nutrient event to discuss turning bio-based fertilisers into business opportunities

As part of the 3rd European Nutrient event taking place in Rimini (Italy), 8-9 November, ICLEI will host a roundtable titled ‘Growing sustainable business opportunities with bio-based fertilisers.’ The event, which is being organised by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, European ...

29 October 2018

Local Renewables Conference calls for a rapid transformation to a circular economy to stop the slide towards climate catastrophe

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) marks the strongest international warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Limiting this increase to 1.5ºC requires rapid and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. In this context, the ninth L...

26 October 2018

Local Renewables conference explores wastewater utilities and the circular economy

As part of the 2018 Local Renewables Conference, ICLEI organised a session titled ‘The wastewater utility of the future: A key player of the circular city?’ In this session, researchers from the INCOVER project presented their work on innovative technologies for recovering a variety of ...

24 October 2018

Local Renewables 2018 challenges cities and regions to think circular

Today, international policy makers from all levels of government, energy and resource experts, researchers and business will come together in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) for the 9th Local Renewables Conference, 24-26 October. Organised across borders by ICLEI-Local Governments for Su...

2 October 2018

Europe’s Towns and Cities in Line for CIRC-PACK Benefits

Europe’s towns and cities stand to make real gains from new knowledge and innovations in plastic packaging, according to CIRCE’s Montserrat Lanero in a new interview. Montserrat Lanero, project manager for the CIRC-PACK project and at Zaragoza-based research centre CIRCE, has told circp...

13 September 2018

Bologna, Ghent and Tirana shortlisted for 2018 Transformative Action Award

The shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Transformative Action Award were revealed today at the URBACT Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The award, which is co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, The Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or conclu...

29 August 2018

THERMOS project to join Local Renewables

The THERMOS project is partnering with the 9th Local Renewables Conference (24-26 October 2018) and will hold the 2nd THERMOS Inspire event within the framework of the conference. THERMOS will conduct a break out session focusing on key challenges for local authorities when moving to a circular ener...

13 August 2018

UrbanWINS webinar to showcase citizen driven action tackling urban waste

Cities are invited to learn about selecting and implementing innovative circular waste management policies in a webinar titled ‘From citizen participation to local action: How cities pilot circular economy actions to fight urban waste’. The webinar, organised by the UrbanWINS project, w...