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28 March 2019

Earth Hour 2019 to cast light on why nature matters

Starting as a symbolic lights out climate event in Sydney (Australia) in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, governments, businesses and organisations to turn off their lights. This year th...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

27 March 2019

The invisible industry of urban nature

Urban nature improves public health, protects critical infrastructure from climate change impacts and saves the public purse the cost of treatment and repair later on. The World Health Organisation recommends that urban residents should be able to access public green spaces of at least 0.5–1 ...

19 March 2019

ICLEI Members benefit from reduced fee at European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

ICLEI Members can now register to attend the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference at the reduced fee of £200 (GBP) + VAT, saving 33 percent. The conference, which will take place in London (United Kingdom), 10-11 April, brings together leading urban green infrastructure experts from...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

22 February 2019

Insights on integrating social justice and health equity in urban greening shared at international symposium

On 13 December 2018 the European projects ENABLE, NATURVATION and Greenlulus organised a half day international symposium to share insights how urban greenery can be planned and deployed strategically to create an inclusive urban society and foster health benefits. The symposium was an official sid...

20 February 2019

Cities invited to host a capacity-building event on financing options for greener cities

ICLEI, in collaboration with EKLIPSE and NATURVATION, are currently inviting local authorities in South-Eastern Europe to apply to host a two-day capacity-building workshop titled: Exploring financing options for greener cities - strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders to explore appropriat...

11 February 2019

How one German city is swapping steel plants for garden plants

Dortmund (Germany) is regenerating some of its most critical former industrial spaces and understands the value of including local residents in the process. Dagmar Knappe, City of Dortmund, said, “We think involvement of citizens is important as they know best what is needed in their neighbour...

7 January 2019

Zagreb hosts co-design workshop on nature-based solutions and urban regeneration

ICLEI member Zagreb (Croatia) recently hosted, 3-4 December 2018, a co-design workshop, which sought to explore how the city’s easternmost district, Sesvete, could be regenerated through nature-based solutions. The hope for the district is to revive some buildings of the former meat-processin...