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14 September 2020

A toolkit demonstrates how to build liveable, 'human-scale' cities

Cities in Europe and beyond who are looking to overcome the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human wellbeing can now consult a toolkit to guide their sustainable urban transition. The toolkit shares tips about designing and managing urban spaces with people in mind, and putting citizens&...

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...

24 August 2020

Forty good practices featured in new report on cultural heritage resilience

The new report “Mapping and characterisation of good practices in cultural heritage resilience” is now available online. Its aim is to provide professionals working in municipalities with guidance and inspiration for building the resilience of cultural heritage sites. The publication su...

21 August 2020

A new toolkit outlines how to become the next European Green Capital

A new toolkit from the European Commission guides cities through every step to become the next European Green Capital – from the decision to apply to collecting the necessary data and writing a successful application. Based on insights and first-hand experience from previous winners and finali...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...

23 July 2020

How Mannheim takes transformation forward

From 30 September to 2 October the 9th European Conference for Sustainable Cities and Towns will convene online, co-hosted by ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany). This ninth conference edition, also known as Mannheim2020, will address the substantial transformation needed across all aspects of society t...

24 June 2020

What is the new normal? Challenges and opportunities beyond COVID-19

A reflection from Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI. Now, as we seem to have moved beyond the peak of the first large coronavirus/COVID-19 wave in Europe and the dramatic death toll is decreasing, people and economic stakeholders are beginning to push for a fast reduction o...

27 May 2020

ICLEI signs Memorandum of Understanding to support cities in building a more resilient future

ICLEI Europe and the Global Resilient Cities Network Europe and the Middle East (GRCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the closing plenary of the European Urban Resilience Forum on 27 May. The MoU was signed by Wolfgang Teubner, ICLEI’s Regional Director for Europe, and by L...

11 May 2020

European Mayors call for COVID-19 recovery that supports transformation to a climate neutral society

Last week, the Board of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe (CoM) released an Open Letter calling for post-COVID national and EU-level economic relief investments to be “channelled towards the transformation to a climate neutral society.” They went on to warn that, “otherwis...