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2 August 2021

Izmit project tackles waste and supports local children

Waste and promoting circularity is a critical challenge facing cities across the world. ICLEI Member Izmit (Turkey) has launched a new project to work toward meeting that challenge head-on, while also supporting families and local children. Izmit Municipality and Izmit City Council have worked toge...

30 July 2021

New guidebook for cities and regions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

A new guidebook is out now, which aims to support cities and regions by describing key planning process steps to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, along with important considerations to be taken on at each step. It also presents best practices to inspire cities and regions and to help them bet...

29 July 2021

Local governments lead the way towards a people-centred energy system

Thanks to trailblazing work by local governments, an exciting new future for the European energy system is emerging, which envisions a central role for each and every European community. For many years now, communities and local governments have been advocating for the critical role that people mus...

26 July 2021

Green City Accord signatories: ‘Speeding up Europe’s green transition’

To ensure a clean and healthy future for Europe’s cities, leaders must urgently take decisive steps to safeguard urban environments and protect citizens’ well-being. This September, a unique event will celebrate the forward-thinking city leaders who have already committed to impactful ac...

23 July 2021

Integrating environmental considerations into policies is key for a sustainable future

While it is impossible to anticipate in detail the effects of climate change in our lives in the coming years, we know some things with certainty: we should expect more extreme weather events, more intensity of those events, and continued sea level rise, among other things. To ensure that our commun...

22 July 2021

Present your work during Amsterdam International Water Week

From 1-5 November, global leaders, and experts from cities, industries, utilities, and agri-food will gather in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) for the 6th edition of Amsterdam International Water Week. ICLEI Europe is supporting this engaging conference, with Barbara Anton, senior coordinator, sus...

21 July 2021

Call to contribute to international conference on "Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing in Cities"

This December, a virtual international conference will explore the relationship between urban lighting and urban dwellers' health and wellbeing. The event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for two days of discussions that explore the ...

20 July 2021

European Commission publishes guide for public authorities on “Incentives to boost the circular economy”

ICLEI Europe has contributed to a new report, published by the European Commission, identifying which incentives public authorities have at their disposal to boost the circular economy. The report aims to inform and provide guidance to Member States, and regional and local authorities about potentia...

19 July 2021

Antwerp: the walking city

Walking the streets of ICLEI Member Antwerp (Belgium) has recently become quite a pleasure for many of its citizens, thanks to its ‘Living Streets’ initiative. In Belgium’s second largest city and Europe’s second largest port, where major flows of freight transport, commuters...