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28 September 2022

Food system transformation: it’s time to take the gloves off

For many years now, studies have shown positive correlation between higher income and good health – in other words, wealthier communities seem to have fewer health problems. This is clearly unjust. What’s more, with rising inequalities, increasing costs of food, and climate change impact...

2 September 2022

Vote for EUSEW Awards: support project that helped local authorities reach climate neutrality

An ICLEI project is represented among the finalists for this year’s European Sustainable Energy Awards (EUSEW Awards). Finalists were selected by a high-level jury, but the winners will be decided by an online public vote. Vote by 18 September for the impressive C-Track 50 project, in which IC...

5 July 2022

Upcoming G7 meeting to spotlight sustainable urban development

A newly announced summit of urban development ministries of G7 countries is to take place in Potsdam (Germany) this autumn. This proposal was tabled by the German Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) during a meeting with representatives from a number of G7 Ministries on 4 Ju...

1 July 2022

European Committee of the Regions elects President and First Vice President

On 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected its First Vice President to take over the presidency for the second half of the current five-year mandate. CoR is a key ICLEI Europe partner, who share a vision of ensuring...

1 July 2022

European Committee of the Regions joins RegionsWithNature

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the newest partner to join ICLEI in developing RegionsWithNature, a platform that strengthens regional authorities’ voices with respect to biodiversity protection and nature-based solutions on national and international levels. As the voice of cit...

30 June 2022

From Katowice to Sharm El Sheikh: cities and regions are gearing-up diplomacy and multilevel action on climate emergency

As the World Urban Forum (WUF11) concludes in ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland), cities and regions remain firm in their work to advocate for elevating global climate action towards upcoming 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) in November 2022. At WUF11, in its ca...

29 June 2022

G7 leaders highlight the importance of cities

This week, G7 leaders met in Elmau (Germany) for the G7 World Leaders’ Summit. In an exceptional sign of recognition of the vast potential (and ongoing impact) of local leaders, G7 leaders acknowledged the importance of cities, their networks and associations in their final communique. They po...

29 June 2022

Multilevel governance and the G7 in the spotlight at the World Urban Forum

While heads of state gathered this week at the G7 Summit, the Urban7 Group – who act as the voice of the cities within the German G7 Presidency – were at the World Urban Forum discussing how to ensure that local leaders’ voices are part of G7 negotiations. This “how to?...

28 June 2022

Cities and regions take the next steps towards climate change adaptation and urban resilience together

Urban resilience, climate change adaptation, and disaster management are deeply intertwined topics, all of which are critically important in the face of ongoing climate crisis. Cities and regions across Europe are working hard to foster resilience and adaptation, and are keen to access knowledge and...