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22 October 2020

European Commission launched Green City Accord

The Green City Accord, a new environmental initiative to improve air and water quality, conserve and enhance nature & biodiversity, advance the circular economy, and reduce noise in cities was launched today by the European Commission during a high-level eventat the European Week of Regions and ...

19 October 2020

Biodiversity as the backbone of nature-based solutions

Is biodiversity a necessity in nature-based urban interventions, or only a nice-to-have? The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services leaves no doubts regarding the severity of the biodiversity crisis: approximately 25 percent of species in Europe and Central Asia are a...

14 October 2020

Last chance to register to attend Green City Accord launch event

The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Registration to attend the launch event closes ...

8 October 2020

A natural way to foster urban mental health and well-being

How can nature-based solutions (NBS) contribute to human and environmental health? A team of organisations have come together to answer this very question by creating "Urban Well-being Labs" that cultivating positive human-nature relationships in cities across Europe, Asia and North America. ICLEI ...

22 September 2020

The Green City Accord is about to launch!

Mark your calendars: The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Speakers at the launch ev...

21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

1 September 2020

Local governments launch “Edinburgh Declaration” for bold action against biodiversity loss

The “Edinburgh Declaration” is a new statement of intent – which is the result of a comprehensive consultative process supported by ICLEI Europe – that paves the way for strengthened local government representation at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) and in global b...

17 August 2020

New NBS platform knows 'it is in our nature to network'

Nature-based solutions are the building blocks of sustainable landscapes. A new platform called NetworkNature has just launched as the cornerstone network to support these critical components. The platform, launching in 2020, will gather nature-based solutions (NBS) communities, resources, pro...

17 July 2020

A pathway from 'Steel Metropolis' to 'Green Oasis'

The City of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), has not let the coronavirus hamper its plans for greening the city. The city, which is surrounded by mountains with the Bosnia river coursing through it, is planning to green its interior and improve air quality by implementing nature-based solutions (NBS...