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21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

1 September 2020

Local governments launch “Edinburgh Declaration” for bold action against biodiversity loss

The “Edinburgh Declaration” is a new statement of intent – which is the result of a comprehensive consultative process supported by ICLEI Europe – that paves the way for strengthened local government representation at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) and in global b...

21 August 2020

A new toolkit outlines how to become the next European Green Capital

A new toolkit from the European Commission guides cities through every step to become the next European Green Capital – from the decision to apply to collecting the necessary data and writing a successful application. Based on insights and first-hand experience from previous winners and finali...

20 August 2020

Fighting for local power (generation)

Countries across Europe are struggling to meet their climate targets and to transition to clean energy systems. Community-scale renewable energy has great potential to help decarbonise local economies, while benefiting local communities. Unfortunately, this potential is too often blocked by high sup...

19 August 2020

Transformative Action Award showcases Europe’s most inspiring examples of urban sustainable transformation

The application deadline for the 2020 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award receiving 27 applications from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe. Applications to this year’s award span 15 countries and cover a wide range of sustainab...

18 August 2020

The footprint of convening online

The 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (also known as Mannheim2020) is fast approaching. The event is part of a longstanding conference series that has, since 1994, inspired and catalysed urban sustainability in Europe. Most notably, the series has directly result...

12 August 2020

Winners of German Sustainability Award announced

The cities of Kiel, Buxtehude and Eltville am Rhein (Germany) have been revealed as the winners of the German Sustainability Award for Cities and Towns 2021. This prize recognises excellence in urban sustainability, and awards winners with a grant of €30,000 each to continue to push forward loc...

7 August 2020

Racial justice is part of climate justice

All summer, protests have spread across the world calling for racial justice and for organisations – from all sectors and levels of government – to take action to combat racism. These protests have made several things clear, including that racial justice is a critical component of climat...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...