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1 July 2022

European Committee of the Regions elects President and First Vice President

On 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected its First Vice President to take over the presidency for the second half of the current five-year mandate. CoR is a key ICLEI Europe partner, who share a vision of ensuring...

30 June 2022

From Katowice to Sharm El Sheikh: cities and regions are gearing-up diplomacy and multilevel action on climate emergency

As the World Urban Forum (WUF11) concludes in ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland), cities and regions remain firm in their work to advocate for elevating global climate action towards upcoming 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) in November 2022. At WUF11, in its ca...

29 June 2022

G7 leaders highlight the importance of cities

This week, G7 leaders met in Elmau (Germany) for the G7 World Leaders’ Summit. In an exceptional sign of recognition of the vast potential (and ongoing impact) of local leaders, G7 leaders acknowledged the importance of cities, their networks and associations in their final communique. They po...

29 June 2022

Multilevel governance and the G7 in the spotlight at the World Urban Forum

While heads of state gathered this week at the G7 Summit, the Urban7 Group – who act as the voice of the cities within the German G7 Presidency – were at the World Urban Forum discussing how to ensure that local leaders’ voices are part of G7 negotiations. This “how to?...

28 June 2022

Cities and regions take the next steps towards climate change adaptation and urban resilience together

Urban resilience, climate change adaptation, and disaster management are deeply intertwined topics, all of which are critically important in the face of ongoing climate crisis. Cities and regions across Europe are working hard to foster resilience and adaptation, and are keen to access knowledge and...

28 June 2022

Hamburg and Dortmund added to list of cities eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) and the City of Dortmund (Germany) are now eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund. Civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes aiming to implement inclusive environmental action in one of these two Ge...

27 June 2022

Malmö gains UN designation of a Making Cities Resilient 2030 Resilience Hub

City and regional officials, policy makers, and UN staff came together at the ICLEI World Congress to celebrate the announcement that ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) has earned the designation of a Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub. MCR2030 is a United Nations Office for Disast...

24 June 2022

Apply now to be recognised as a leader in sustainable urban mobility

Applications are now open for the CIVITAS Awards 2022! These awards highlight some of the most ambitious, innovative, and successful sustainable urban mobility solutions carried out by cities across Europe. They provide a prime platform for ICLEI Members (and for any local leader!) to demonstrate th...

24 June 2022

ICLEI shares its expertise on responsible and sustainable public procurement

On 28 June 2022, ICLEI Europe will join public procurement stakeholders and visionaries from across Europe to share expertise on approaches to responsible purchasing. These discussions will take place as part of the “BEE symposium”: a day for in-person and online exchange among regional ...