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24 September 2021

New ICLEI member Cigli fosters biodiversity in Gediz Delta

ICLEI extends a warm welcome to one of its newest members, Çiğli (Turkey). Located in the north of İzmir metropolitan city, Çiğli is one of the biggest districts of İzmir with an area of 133 km2. Çiğli is an exclusive metropolitan district of İzmir, which strives to maint...

21 September 2021

Learn to use nature to reinvent your city with new MOOC

We direly need quick transformations in cities to make them more sustainable and to enhance quality of life. Many cities are harnessing nature-based solutions (NbS) for a green transformation. The EU is increasingly championing cost-effective NbS solutions that are inspired and supported by nature. ...

14 September 2021

The Green City Accord: Clean and resilient cities for a just, green recovery at #EURegionsWeek

On 12 October from 16:30-18:00 CEST, join ICLEI Europe, the European Network for Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE), EUROCITIES, the Polish city and Green City Accord signatory, Gdynia, and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) for the session ‘Clean and resilient citie...

10 September 2021

Lahti installs forest workstations

One of the great sustainability challenges is to create initiatives which not only add to ecological capital, but also address the many changing needs of citizens in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. A project in ICLEI Member Lahti (Finland) achieves both, with the City’s implementation of &...

9 September 2021

The Green City Accord offers workshop on how to implement commitment

Green City Accord signatories are going above and beyond to ensure their citizens experience a cleaner and healthier future by planning effective initiatives in five target areas: air, water, nature & biodiversity, waste & circular economy, and noise. Over 60 cities have signed the Green Ci...

9 September 2021

Discuss the way forward for cities & regions in the green recovery with ICLEI Europe at the EU Regions Week Conference

ICLEI Europe and its member cities will be part of this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cities and regions, to discuss different aspects of achieving a rapid transition to carbon neutrality and sustainability in ...

3 September 2021

Early Pioneers: European cities blaze possible trails towards the EU Urban Greening Plans

To help reverse biodiversity loss within and around urban areas, the EU has called on European cities of more than 20,000 inhabitants to develop ambitious Urban Greening Plans in support of its Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Some cities already blazing the trail to meet this aim include ICLEI Memb...

20 August 2021

From NBS to the NBS Economy: Open public consultation on European Commission Expert Publication

A new white paper prepared by the Nature-Based Economy Working Group of Task Force III of the European Commission proposes a new approach to the valuation of natural capital and its integration into the economic and financial systems. ICLEI Europe contributed to the paper as lead author of Section 2...

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...