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16 April 2024

Empowering cities for a resilient future: EURESFO 2024 is coming to Valencia

From 26 - 28 June, the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) will bring city representatives and resilience professionals together in Valencia (Spain), an ICLEI Member and the European Green Capital 2024! The 2024 edition of EURESFO is built around three key thematic streams and a fourth specia...

15 April 2024

Local Alliance urges EU to stay the course on EU Green Deal

ICLEI and seven other leading networks of European cities and regions - ACR+, CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Eurocities, FEDARENE, and POLIS - have come together to form the Local Alliance ahead of the EU elections.  In a joint letter, the Alliance calls on EU leaders to find new ways ...

18 March 2024

Leading local and EU decision makers discuss translating the EU Green Deal into local action

Last week brought more than 200 Mayors and local representatives together with EU leaders and the Belgian EU Council Presidency to discuss translating the EU Green Deal into local action. During the event, key EU decision makers including European Commission Executive Vice President Maroš &Sc...

11 March 2024

Cities put adaptation planning into action

The 2021 EU Adaptation Strategy stresses that impactful adaptation action happens at the local level. A new interactive report, Building Resilience through Adaptation at the Local Level, synthesises learnings from cities and regions across Europe, showing how they are building resilience in their co...

5 March 2024

ICLEI supports open letter on nature-based water resilience

Alongside 27 organisations and NGOs, ICLEI has signed an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to protect EU freshwater and marine ecosystems. The letter stresses the need for the EU to put nature-based water resilience back on the agenda ahead of the EU elections. As we ...

26 February 2024

Contribute to the conversation around collaborative climate adaptation

Climate change adaptation and resilience – like any other form of climate action – must be done collaboratively to reflect realities on the ground, to be locally-tailored and impactful, and to be accepted. However, there remains a lack of knowledge, regarding the initiatives already carr...

21 February 2024

Working with the Belgian Presidency towards a strong role for local governments in the next European mandate

An enormous task lies before the Belgian government as they take over the Presidency of the European Council for the period from January-June 2024. The coming months will be crucial not only for preparing for the European elections, but also for determining whether Europe maintains its course toward...

16 February 2024

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe celebrates 15 years of local action

Fifteen years ago, 370 mayors convened at the European Parliament to inaugurate the Covenant of Mayors - Europe. In doing so, this network of mayors, managed by a consortium of city networks including ICLEI Europe, committed to surpassing the EU’s 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets by at leas...

12 February 2024

ICLEI signs the Liège Declaration - The Roadmap for Adaptation to Climate Change

On 9 February, ICLEI, alongside over 70 organisations signed the Liège Declaration - The Roadmap for Adaptation to Climate Change. The Declaration represents a collective call to action and a commitment by the signing parties to address the challenges posed by climate change. It addresses the...