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15 October 2021

Meet the finalists for this year's Transformative Action Award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Nijmegen (the Netherlands), as well as from the City of A Coruña (Spain) and from La Titaranya SCCL were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2021 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Tr...

30 September 2021

Carbon-neutral, sustainable, inclusive: unlocking cities' full potentials through Local Green Deals

Last year, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal, with the ambitious target of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In autumn 2020, local leaders met with the European Commission at Mannheim2020 to gain formal agreement from the European level t...

28 September 2021

ICLEI Members commit to a clean and healthy future

Since its launch one year ago, 26 ICLEI Members have signed the Green City Accord, committing to ambitious improvements in five key environmental areas. On 22 September, the Green City Accord celebrated a significant milestone at a hybrid ceremony: 73 cities have signed the political commitment &nd...

12 August 2021

Faster, more intense, with more devastating impacts: New IPCC report lays out the scientific basis of the climate emergency

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, which brings together the most recent advances in climate science to outline the current state of climate change. The results are grave, as was explored in a recent ICLEI Talk...

10 August 2021

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

The application deadline for the 2021 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 11 countries and cover a wide range of sustainab...

5 August 2021

ICLEI Europe's newest Member demonstrates commitment to fostering a circular economy

Earlier this year, ICLEI was pleased to welcome Murcia (Spain) as its newest Member. Murcia has a long history of rolling-out sustainability measures; this is perhaps best exemplified in its leading work on fostering circular economies. As a signatory to the Circular City Declaration, Murcia has de...

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...