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3 February 2023

When 1 + 1 equals 3 - How international partnerships strengthen Aalborg’s climate ambitions

Over the past year, the Aalborg Climate Alliance has been working to establish voluntary and mutually binding climate partnerships with relevant actors in Aalborg. But when is a collaboration relevant and what is a climate partnership? By Mona Carlsen, Aalborg Municipality. First published on 01.02...

2 February 2023

Zaragoza takes the first steps towards becoming a zero-waste city

On average, each European citizen produces 500 kg of waste in a year. However, only 45% of such waste is recycled. To relieve pressure on landfills, ICLEI Member Zaragoza (Spain) will redesign five value chains for solid urban waste, becoming the first circular economy hub in the Aragon region. The...

31 January 2023

Disruption & Resilience: why stronger local and regional governments are needed

Europe is reeling and seems in constant crisis. The sequence of disruptive global shocks seems to be constantly accelerating, while longer-term emergencies – in particular the climate and biodiversity crises – are continuing without being adequately addressed. Strengthening local and reg...

27 January 2023

New report identifies main priorities in ethical IT procurement

ICLEI Europe has published a new report, identifying a number of lessons for how public buyers can increase their social responsibility procuring their IT-related products. The report aligns the criteria with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, developing certification systems th...

27 January 2023

Youth aged 18–27: enter visual story competition to win an Interrail pass!

Students between the ages of 18–27 that are enrolled in a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme at an EU institution are invited to share their visions for a sustainable mobility future. This Visual Story Competition will amplify young people’s perspectives as the mobility community moves fr...

27 January 2023

Putting the Locals in Local Green Deal

‘Leave no one behind’ is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This message is also central to the Just Transition Mechanism, aimed at supporting the EU Green Deal. With more cities across Europe D...

25 January 2023

Italy acknowledges ICLEI support in new plan for climate change adaptation

Italy’s new Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Sicurezza Energetica) has released an updated National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change, (Piano Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici). The new Plan mentions ICLEI among the organisa...

24 January 2023

Amplify your city’s climate action!

ICLEI Europe is part of a global team deploying a new lifestyle challenges app designed to help cities achieve their climate goals by effectively mobilising their constituencies and gaining access to valuable data that can shape future action. To reach a wide citizen-base and increase the Climate C...

20 January 2023

Cities invite market to drive zero-emission and circular construction

ICLEI Members are among the growing list of bodies that have signed two new key documents, both of which contain ambitions and commitments to leverage public procurement to make construction zero-emissions and circular. Organisations are invited to join the growing list of signatories of these two d...