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22 January 2021

Applications now open for the prestigious Procura+ Awards 2021

Public authorities can now submit their applications to the 2021 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards, which recognise procurement and related initiatives that have made remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, and that demonstrate innovation. The application period is open unti...

22 January 2021

European cities sign the Green City Accord

ICLEI Members Lahti and Turku (Finland), Oslo (Norway), and Braga, Cascais, Guimaraes and Torres Vedras (Portugal) are among the those who have signed the Green City Accord. In joining this European Commission initiative, they demonstrate their firm commitment to making their cities cleaner, healthi...

21 January 2021

How to engage the market: action-oriented guidance launched

The power of public buyers is immense. This is especially the case when public buyers follow a strategic, dialogue-driven approach to engaging their supply chains, all with the aim of continually improving. Integrating independent monitoring also ensures meaningful improvements. Building on their e...

14 January 2021

Call opens to host CIVITAS Forum 2021

Applications are now being accepted from cities across Europe for the opportunity to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021. The CIVITAS Forum Conference serves as the main event of the CIVITAS Initiative, and is one of the leading conferences on sustainable mobility in Europe. The conference provi...

11 January 2021

Hamburg convenes partners to better preserve areas of cultural heritage from hazards and risks

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) has convened a group of its partners to join a virtual 'match-making meeting', with the goal to establish milestones for collaboration between research partners, local stakeholders and the city, on the topic of better preserving areas of cultural heritage from hazards ...

7 January 2021

Explore recommendations for policy makers on adaptive heritage reuse

ICLEI Europe has co-written a Policy Brief on adaptive heritage reuse, general trends across Europe, and the challenges faced in planning and implementing heritage reuse projects. Explore the policy brief to learn about key themes in adaptive heritage reuse across European countries right now and, ...

6 January 2021

Rooting for regrowth: looking back at 2020

The past year was tumultuous to say the least, posing challenges to on-site sustainability activities worldwide. Cities have, however, seized this challenge as an opportunity to root their work locally, and re-evaluate efforts. Throughout 2020, so-called 'Living Labs' have bolstered these efforts by...

17 December 2020

European Circular Cities Declaration introduced for all

The European Circular Cities Declaration, launched at the Mannheim2020 conference, enables local and regional governments to communicate their commitment to supporting the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe. A number of local governments have already become signatories to the d...

17 December 2020

European Committee of the Regions and ICLEI renew partnership in light of European Green Deal and global climate action

Today, ICLEI and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) renewed their long-standing cooperation by signing a permanent Memorandum of Understanding, along with an Action Plan for 2021-2022. Priority areas of cooperation include the European Green Deal, climate action and resilience, biodive...