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6 December 2022

Romanian policy makers exchange ideas on achieving an integrated mitigation-adaptation approach to climate action

While the current energy crisis is affecting communities across Europe and at all levels of government, more effective and enhanced adaptation to climate change is crucially needed. As two sides of the same coin, climate change mitigation and adaptation are key components of effective climate policy...

1 December 2022

Local organisations can receive €22,000 to support the Green Deal

Local authorities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for €22,000 to become local partners of the European project SHARED GREEN DEAL. Partnerships are offered on six different European Green Deal topics: Clean Energy, Circular Economy, Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Mobility, Effic...

30 November 2022

#MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27

Would you prefer to listen to this article? No problem! Check out our new series called “Features”, in which we read each month’s lead article aloud and share those in our podcast feed. Click here to listen. This month, governments from around the world convened in Sharm el-Sheikh...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

28 November 2022

ICLEI welcomes strengthened social economy approaches in the EU

The German Secretary of State Sven Giegold together with his Spanish colleague recently announced that a strengthened social economy in Europe would be one of the priorities under the Spanish Presidency: “Spain will hold the Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2023. One of its ...

25 November 2022

A sustainable ReStart for Ukrainian municipalities

As the Russian war in Ukraine continues, it is imperative that those outside Ukraine remember that, at the heart of the country, lie people, communities, and cities that have to rebuild. Alexander Shevchenko, founder of ReStart Ukraine, is helping to ‘ReStart’ the country’s cities ...

22 November 2022

Circular water experts explore amplifying citizen co-creation

With each year, challenges grow regarding how to supply fresh water globally. This is why expert stakeholders in the field of circular water are working to enhance knowledge and use of nature-based solutions (NBS) as a key tool to foster water reuse and the mitigation of water pollution and run-off....

21 November 2022

EU effort sharing could have even greater potential if multi-level, place-based and locally differentiated

Late at night on 8 November, the EU agreed to a stricter trajectory with more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for all EU Member States. This move comes in the context of the Fit for 55 package and the revision of its Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Importantly, increases i...

18 November 2022

ICLEI’s CityLoops website wins prestigious .eu Web Award 2022

The CityLoops website, developed and managed by ICLEI Europe in Freiburg (Germany), was awarded the .eu Web Award 2022 at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 17 November! The project was nominated under the “Better World” category, which focuses on websites that represent green initiativ...