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30 March 2020

The COVID-19 crisis: are we daring to look beyond?

A message from Wolfgang Teubner, ICLEI Regional Director for Europe As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we face extremely challenging situations in Europe and beyond. In countries like Italy, Spain and parts of France, where infection rates are rapidly growing, health systems and hospitals can...

23 March 2020

Intelligent Cities Challenge now open for applications

The European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is now open for applications. Building on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the ICC seeks to help 100 EU cities tackle their urban challenges to support green, sustainable and inclusive growth. This 2.5-year program...

18 March 2020

New guidance available on how to increase acceptance of wind energy

Wind power plays a crucial role in the energy transition. However, it has also become the subject of heated debates throughout Europe. A newly published handbook provides support to stakeholders interested in ensuring that wind energy is beneficial for all.  There is a perception that only ext...

2 March 2020

ICLEI welcomes European Committee of the Regions’ new President and 1st Vice President

On 12 February, the 329 Members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected a new President and 1st Vice President for its next five-year mandate. The Governor of Central Macedonia (Greece), Apostolos Tzitzikostas, will lead...

24 February 2020

JPI Urban Europe partners with ICLEI to take transformation forward

JPI Urban Europe has joined the group of official partners for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. The conference will look at the substantial tra...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...

12 February 2020

Staff at the City of Ghent are traveling more sustainably

The City of Ghent is working hard to reach climate neutrality by 2050. It is well-known by now that mobility and travel account for a substantial proportion of harmful global emissions. As a result, Ghent has turned its efforts towards a sustainable travel policy. As of February 2020, the staff of ...

11 February 2020

ICLEI joins call for a European Capital of Social Progress

In 2019, ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden) hosted the first Social Progress Cities Summit. As part of the Summit, participating cities came together to call for a European Capital of Social Progress Award, a call that ICLEI Europe is proud to officially support. This award would be similar to those ...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...