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22 May 2021

Marking World Biodiversity Day with "smart, fast, systematic and global" action

Last month, ICLEI's global secretariat spoke to Cheryl Jones Fur, Deputy Lord Mayor of ICLEI Member Växjö (Sweden) and member of the ICLEI Regional Executive Committee for Europe, regarding local governments' roles in protecting nature. Today, on the occasion of World Biodiversity Day, we ...

20 May 2021

ICLEI calls to streamline EU climate and energy legislation and funding in “Fit for 55” package

Today, 20 May, ICLEI has brought forward a joint letter to EU leaders and Heads of States as part of a coalition of 50 organisations representing European local and regional governments, businesses, investor groups, and NGOs calling for a strong EU legislative package. The “Fit for 55” ...

18 May 2021

ICLEI Europe gears up for EU Green Week with sessions supporting zero-pollution in cities

ICLEI Europe is pleased to be contributing to this year’s edition of the annual European Green Week conference, via several sessions that promote the local perspective and voices on the EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition. Each of these sessions will support local authorities in tr...

14 May 2021

Engage with the Green City Accord at EU Green Week

The Green City Accord (GCA) is an ambitious movement of mayors and local government leaders from across Europe who are committed to making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. Learn more about this ambitious new movement – which ICLEI Europe, alongside EUROCITIES and CEMR, is supportin...

11 May 2021

'Europe Day' kicks-off a year-long consultation process for EU citizens to shape the future

On 9 May, also known as 'Europe Day', the Conference on the Future of Europe officially kicked-off a year-long consultation process. The process launched with an inaugural event in ICLEI Member Strasbourg (France), which invited European citizens to propose their ideas and priorities for Europe acro...

11 May 2021

Zagreb prioritises citizen well-being with nature-based solutions

ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) had a challenging 2020, facing the COVID-19 pandemic and two earthquakes, which tested the limits of the city's response capacity. Now, Zagreb is looking towards a brighter future, choosing to implement innovative nature-based solutions (NBS) to improve well-being of ci...

30 April 2021

ICLEI Europe partners on European Sustainable Energy Week 2021

ICLEI Europe has been announced as an official partner to this year’s European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which will take place on 25-29 October 2021. The annual event is one of the EU’s flagship conference series, and focuses on sustainable energy. After going virtual last year fo...

29 April 2021

Driving the bioeconomy locally: how local authorities can support the transition

The European Green Deal, launched in December 2019, aims to drive the transition to a fair, resource-efficient, competitive and prosperous society and economy in Europe. The EU Green Deal works to continue modernising the EU’s economy with circular and biobased solutions in line with the targe...

28 April 2021

Racing toward a climate neutral Europe

Interview with Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI Europe Coordinator, Climate Policy and Energy Governance In the lead up to COP26, and with the European Green Deal’s ambitious target of reaching ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050 on the table, local leaders are gearing up to take bold climate act...