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19 July 2022

Urban transformation requires holistic, interdisciplinary and multilevel governance approaches

This year (2022) ICLEI member Katowice (Poland) hosted the 11th World Urban Forum, the first time that the forum took place in Central/Eastern Europe. Katowice is a former mining town in the process of transforming its industrial legacy towards becoming a sustainable city that improves air quality, ...

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...

27 June 2022

Malmö gains UN designation of a Making Cities Resilient 2030 Resilience Hub

City and regional officials, policy makers, and UN staff came together at the ICLEI World Congress to celebrate the announcement that ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) has earned the designation of a Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub. MCR2030 is a United Nations Office for Disast...

21 June 2022

Circular water innovation: beyond technology alone

Circular water – processes by which waste water is purified and reused for new purposes – is often viewed through a purely technological lens. However, municipalities and local governments are exploring the huge potential of applying circular water methods to create green solut...

21 June 2022

The vital role of nature-based solutions to create a more equitable economy

The COVID-19 pandemic led many local areas to reassess the structures of their economies and labour markets. Adjusting to and moving forward from the pandemic provides a key opportunity to reconsider our systems, in order to bring nature to the core of our economies and our societies. A new report s...

13 June 2022

Join ICLEI at the 11th World Urban Forum

ICLEI, its Members and partners will come together at the end of this month for the 11th edition of the United Nations’ World Urban Forum (WUF11). This leading global conference on sustainable urbanisation is coming to Europe, and will be hosted by ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland) from 26-30 Jun...

7 June 2022

The crumbling foundation of urban life: cities must play a strong role in saving Europe’s soil ecosystems

Healthy soils are vital to life, providing the foundation for biodiversity and food supply. ICLEI Europe has released a new Position Paper that responds to the European Commisson's EU Soil Strategy for 2030, providing key recommendations for policy-makers. The paper draws on linkages elaborated in a...

2 June 2022

Stay up to date – environmental news alerts for decision makers!

What should you take into consideration when it comes to greening your city or region? At ICLEI Europe we encourage local government leaders to stay up to date on the leading research and updates on these topics. However, it can be hard to follow-up with the latest scientific findings in the environ...

31 May 2022

Local authorities invited to sign the Edinburgh Declaration: make your voice count

In order to protect biodiversity and foster resilience across the world, all levels of government and society must work together. In this regard, the role of cities, subnational governments, and local authorities cannot be underestimated! The Edinburgh Process and Edinburgh Declaration are central t...