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Ghent, Belgium - Transformative Action Award Winner, 2018

The Transformative Action Award recognises outstanding achievement in transforming cities for a more sustainable future.
The award rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation; socio-economic transformation; and technological transformation.
During an award ceremony held in Brussels at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of t...
Guidance document

Energy Innovation Procurement. A Guide for City Authorities

This Guide provides a multi-level approach for ambitious City authorities that wish to achieve transformational energy outcomes across the city. It includes the methodology that was created and applied within the European project CEPPI (Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities) known as the ‘Flexible Framework for Energy Innovation Procurement’, approaches to needs identification and planning, and strategies for procurement interventions to achieve innovation.
Press release
27 November 2018

ICLEI joins European Green Capital Network’s Call for Action for sustainable cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, ICLEI joined 18 cities from across Europe, who recently came together in European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability in all cities around the world.
The call for action, which was initiated by the members of the European Green Capital Network...
Press release
10 December 2018

Transport Day 2018: Transport community answers Paris Agreement call to action, placing decarbonised mobility at heart of climate change action

Transport is responsible for a quarter of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. At least half of all air pollution in cities and a third of transport-related CO2 emissions originate from urban passenger transport.
The global transport community recognises the urgent need to address these challenges, and on Thursday 6 December convened the 7th annual Transport Day alongside the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Cha...
Press release
15 November 2018

Ghent wins European sustainability award

Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony held today at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implement...
Case Study

Financing the inclusive city: A case study of the Danish model of affordable and social housing

Urban populations are growing, putting pressures on housing markets and prices. In the process, poorer segments of the urban population are pushed out of the city cores towards the peripheries, resulting in increased housing segregation. In an era of increasing economic inequality and decreasing economic mobility, housing segregation can make bad conditions worse.
Municipalities must single-handedly work out how to deliver and finance affordable and social housing in a city context that is ofte...

Partnerships for improved sustainability: A case study method applied to partnerships in the transport industry

National governments are the signatories to international sustainability agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), New Urban Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. However, they cannot single-handedly realise these goals; this can only be achieved through cooperation among all relevant actors, including local and regional governments, businesses and civil society.
Local governments control less than 20% of their carbon emission-producing assets. If cities want to achieve the...

Circular Procurement Case Study Collection

This collection of best practices aims to clarify what Circular Procurement is and what its potential is. It is intended to inspire procurement staff to look at products, ask different questions, analyze the needs in the organisations and challenge the market to a more circular supply of products and services.
Guidance document

Buying Green! A handbook on green public procurement

The Buying Green handbook was developed by ICLEI and is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.