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14 April 2021

The key resource for a climate revolution: citizens

Communities or individual citizens producing, using and selling their own renewable energy could provide up to 89 percent of the electricity demanded in the residential sector by 2050. A European research project has concluded that, in the coming years, European, national and local governments have ...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

9 April 2021

ICLEI joins call for ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment

ICLEI has joined a coalition of 31 stakeholders calling on the European Commission to deliver an ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment (SSBE) as part of its implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. In a letter addressed to the European Commission’s Executiv...

2 April 2021

Help investigate impacts of urban lighting on health and wellbeing

Prolonged exposure to artificial lighting – like screens and poor lighting conditions – can impact our mood, comfort, productivity, and ability to sleep well. We have also probably all felt vulnerable or uncomfortable in public spaces that weren’t properly lit. Collectively, these ...

1 April 2021

Apply now to the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize

The classic linear take-make-waste economy is simply not viable in the face of resource constraints, climate change, urbanisation, water insecurity and other trends. We need new models that support economic wellbeing, while successfully addressing environmental priorities. New business models are an...

31 March 2021

Re-CoMmit to climate action

Many climate and energy targets developed across the world over the past several decades were aiming to accomplish certain milestones by 2020. In 2021, it is time to re-commit to renewed, ambitious climate and energy action. In this spirit, the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) is stepping-up action for a fa...

30 March 2021

One year of COVID-19: ensuring green and just recovery

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. One year has passed since that monumental declaration, and our cities and communities have become markedly different as a result. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life across the world. This has been starkly visible in citi...

30 March 2021

2021 Transformative Action Award now accepting applications

Win 10,000 EUR and gain recognition as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities, the 2021 Transformative Action Award rewards transformative actions carri...

30 March 2021

Deadline extended: there is still time to apply to the 2021 Procura+ Awards

To ensure public authorities have ample time to apply, the deadline for the Procura+ Awards has been extended to 30 April 2021. The awards are an ICLEI Europe initiative, supported by the Procure2Innovate project, and reward sustainable and innovative public procurements leading to significant impr...