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14 December 2020

Apply now to join discussion on governing sustainable and just cities

A so-called 'urban arena' will soon be convened online to explore governance arrangements for sustainable and just cities. The arena will bring together a wide diversity of contributors to learn from and get inspired by one another, specifically regarding how to organise for more sustainable and jus...

11 December 2020

New e-publication explores cities daring to do mobility differently

Learning from your fellow peer cities as if you were visiting them – how is that supposed to work during a global health pandemic? As in-person peer exchanges could not be organised this year, the CIVITAS Initiative – one of the European Commission’s flagship programmes for sustai...

10 December 2020

Committee of the Regions calls for implementing the EU Green Deal with cities and regions

On Wednesday, 9 December, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted an opinion on The impact of climate change on regions: an assessment of the European Green Deal upon referral by the European Council Presidency during its 141st plenary session. The opinion was supported and contributed t...

9 December 2020

Video series highlights good practices in socially responsible public procurement

Browse the videos below to learn more about how leaders across Europe are pioneering good practices in sustainable and socially responsible public procurement. The video series is based on the campaign #WeBuySocialEU and a report on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) published by the Eu...

8 December 2020

ICLEI Europe represented at cluster meeting of European energy transition pioneers

The European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) brought together a number of projects working on Renewable Energy Systems in November 2020 to exchange ideas regarding their activities and discuss plans for creating a brighter future for Europe. There are many exciting new ...

7 December 2020

Learn from leaders how to boost the circularity of your city

Apply now to learn from leading European cities to boost the circular economy in your city! Seven European cities – Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bødo (Norway), Mikkeli (Finland), Porto (Portugal), Seville (Spain), Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark) – are taking on pilot ...

4 December 2020

How to use public procurement to make the technology supply chain fairer for all

Public procurement is increasingly being recognised as a facilitator, able to improve the performance of global supply chains with respect to human and labour rights, as well as environmental impacts. International initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal showca...

3 December 2020

Two local governments become ICLEI Europe's newest Members

ICLEI Europe’s network of local governments committed to sustainability continues to grow. The newest members are Maribor (Slovenia), and Cannes (France). Maribor is located in north-east Slovenia, and is the country's second-largest city. Maribor has committed to not only strengthening the c...

2 December 2020

Tender now to provide artificial intelligence solutions to reach carbon neutrality

All those working in articificial intelligence (AI) are invited to join a cutting-edge pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process today! Tenderers are invited to submit innovative AI solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. These solutions should contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in...