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11 October 2019

Ghent wins UN climate action award

ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) made headlines recently, when they, alongside 14 other groundbreaking projects from around the world, were announced as winners of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award. The winning projects were selected from a pool of over 670 applications, and shine a l...

10 October 2019

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants &ndash...

9 October 2019

How to work together with citizens towards a low-carbon society

Energy transitions from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources demand more than just technological solutions. Meaningful changes in energy systems require engaging people, and technological solutions must be utilitsed with social realities in mind to achieve higher quality of life for people. The ...

7 October 2019

Mobility materials and success stories shared at CIVITAS Forum 2019

This year’s edition of Europe’s landmark urban mobility event, the CIVITAS Forum, unfolded over the course of three days in Graz (Austria). From 2-4 October, over 650 mobility minds from 45 countries discovered first-hand how a combination of newer, low-emission transport technologies a...

4 October 2019

Antwerp, Bremen and Stockholm win mobility awards at 2019 CIVITAS Awards

The winners of the 2019 CIVITAS Awards were revealed yesterday during an award ceremony in Graz (Austria), as part of this year’s CIVITAS Forum. Among the winners were ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany) and Stockholm (Sweden), who walked away with Europe’s most prestigiou...

1 October 2019

Inclusive green spaces critical to the future of European cities

A new report exploring the future of cities released by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre states that public space makes up 2-15 percent of land in European city centres. Their ‘greenness’ has increased over the last 25 years – by a total of 38 percent - with an...

25 September 2019

Zurich and Ghent win procurement awards at 2019 Procura+ awards ceremony

The biggest successes in public procurement were honored last night at the 2019 Procura+ Awards ceremony, which took place during the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger (Norway). ICLEI Members Ghent (Belgium) and Zurich (Switzerland) were winners in their respective categories, fighting off strong compe...

23 September 2019

ICLEI Mayors take up UNECE challenge to plant more trees

Urban areas are responsible for an estimated 75 percent of C02 emissions worldwide, making city-level action critical for global efforts to address the climate emergency. One simple yet powerful way cities can reduce climate change and become more sustainable and resilient, is planting trees. Strat...

20 September 2019

European Mayors lend their support to global climate strike

As youth from across the world, frustrated by the pace at which governments world-wide are tackling climate change, prepare to strike today in a Global Climate Strike for the Future, ICLEI mayors speak out in support. “In light of the huge global challenge all of us face in meeting the 1.5&de...