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7 August 2020

Racial justice is part of climate justice

All summer, protests have spread across the world calling for racial justice and for organisations – from all sectors and levels of government – to take action to combat racism. These protests have made several things clear, including that racial justice is a critical component of climat...

3 August 2020

How to institutionalise social innovation in cities for a successful energy transition

Socially innovative policies can foster citizen inclusion and support sustainable urban changes. What sorts of policies can play this dual role? What do local actors need to keep in mind to be effective? An online seminar opened this discussion back in late-2019, exploring 'Local leadership, or fro...

29 July 2020

New EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK factsheet presents 10 lessons learnt during COVID-19 lockdown

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has launched a new factsheet presenting towns and cities with 10 lessons learnt from the COVID-19 lockdown regarding better urban mobility. The lessons vary from remembering that public space is precious and thus cities should be built for people, not cars; to the impact that w...

28 July 2020

Apply to participate in a cultural heritage startup competition

Startups working in cultural heritage are invited to apply to receive access to a mentoring and acceleration programme – valued at €15,000 – to enhance the readiness of their business ideas, including fine-tuning their models, drawing up their business plans, and scouting inves...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...

23 July 2020

How Mannheim takes transformation forward

From 30 September to 2 October the 9th European Conference for Sustainable Cities and Towns will convene online, co-hosted by ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany). This ninth conference edition, also known as Mannheim2020, will address the substantial transformation needed across all aspects of society t...

22 July 2020

THERMOS to continue supporting local governments with low-carbon thermal energy network solutions

ICLEI Europe, together with THERMOS project partners, will continue working on speeding up the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector as part of the THERMOS project for an additional 9-month period. The project, which started in October 2016, developed a free online software to make heat...

22 July 2020

Towns and cities invited to register for Urban Mobility Days 2020

Registration for Urban Mobility Days 2020, the European Commission’s first large-scale digital urban mobility conference, is now open. The event will take place online from 29 September-02 October under the theme of “zero-emission mobility for all“. Leading figures from the w...

21 July 2020

New publication examines the social side of energy transition

A new publication is now available for all those interested in learning more about the social dimension of energy transitions. The publication, referred to as an "Energy Read," introduces the concept of social innovation in energy transitions and shows how diverse these innovations are, going ...