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18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

16 February 2022

Open call: apply to receive funding to support your work creating more sustainable and just cities

How might 6,000–10,000 EUR help you create more sustainable and just cities? ICLEI Europe, with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, is providing micro-grants to help carry-out experiments in this important and exciting field. Not only will grant recipients receive money to support their...

2 February 2022

2024 European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards now accepting applications

The European Commission has launched the competition for the highly prestigious 2024 European Green Capital (EGCA 2024) and the 2023 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2023) Awards. Ambitious European cities of all sizes are encouraged to apply by the 25 March deadline for this excellent opportunit...

28 January 2022

ICLEI Europe joins European Alliance for a Just Transition

ICLEI Europe is pleased to annouced that we have been admitted to the European Alliance for a Just Transition, a coalition spanning civil society, non-profit organisations and political actors all committed to pushing for just transition. Joining this alliance is in line with ICLEI Europe's stance o...

25 January 2022

Do you dream to #YouthUp your city in 2025?

2022 is the European Year of Youth offering further opportunities for young people to voice their political views. In order to move forward in solving the climate crisis, youth voices are more crucial than ever before. To this end, ICLEI Europe encourages cities to apply to become the next 2025 Euro...

24 January 2022

COVID-19, climate change, liberal democracy and the role of local governments

A reflection from Wolfgang Teubner, ICLEI Regional Director for Europe, as we begin a new year. Looking back on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large in Europe, a few things become clear to me. Namely, our democracies are fragile, facing climate change may be even more of an “uphil...

18 January 2022

Two publications help cities adapt to and mitigate climate change

In its role as part of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office – which is made up of local and regional authorities’ networks – ICLEI Europe has developed two publications to help local authorities implement effective climate change adaptation and mitigation. The first publication,...

17 January 2022

Welcome to Grenoble: European Green Capital 2022

On 15 January, the newest ICLEI Member Grenoble (France) hosted a handover ceremony to help officially kick-off its year as the 2022 European Green Capital.  Every year since 2010, the European Commission has awarded the highly prestigious title of European Green Capital to a city that has sho...

16 December 2021

‘It is clear that fossil fuels are not the future’

Giorgia Rambelli, Coordinator for Climate Policy and Energy Governance at ICLEI Europe, reflected on the recent global climate change negotiations (COP26) and the way forward for local governments to a more climate neutral, equitable and inclusive future. ICLEI is the official focal point of the Loc...