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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...

27 April 2020

Registration open for the 2020 Urban Resilience Forum

Registration is now open for the online 2020 edition of the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO), taking place on 27 May. The event will address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis first-hand, and will explore, among other topics, the interrelation between resilience and public health. This flags...

25 March 2020

Tips to save energy while working from home

Throughout 2019, 31 local authorities spanning eight countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain) participated in a year-long energy saving competition. This competition, and the Compete4SECAP project team who organised and facilitated it, include partners...

17 March 2020

Glasgow joins CitiesWithNature to enhance value of nature in urban spaces

ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom) has joined CitiesWithNature, a group of 129 cities in 45 countries committed to enhancing and protecting nature in and around urban spaces. As they begin implementing their new Open Space Strategy, Glasgow aims to benefit from CitiesWithNature’s knowledge...

27 February 2020

The city of the future is a water-sensitive city

Barbara Anton is an expert in urban water management, and a Coordinator at ICLEI Europe leading a number of European and global projects. This winter, REVOLVE magazine interviewed Barbara to explore her perspectives on the critical role of water in urban centres and the implications for local govern...

24 February 2020

JPI Urban Europe partners with ICLEI to take transformation forward

JPI Urban Europe has joined the group of official partners for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. The conference will look at the substantial tra...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...