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31 January 2023

Disruption & Resilience: why stronger local and regional governments are needed

Europe is reeling and seems in constant crisis. The sequence of disruptive global shocks seems to be constantly accelerating, while longer-term emergencies – in particular the climate and biodiversity crises – are continuing without being adequately addressed. Strengthening local and reg...

25 January 2023

Italy acknowledges ICLEI support in new plan for climate change adaptation

Italy’s new Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Sicurezza Energetica) has released an updated National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change, (Piano Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici). The new Plan mentions ICLEI among the organisa...

24 January 2023

Amplify your city’s climate action!

ICLEI Europe is part of a global team deploying a new lifestyle challenges app designed to help cities achieve their climate goals by effectively mobilising their constituencies and gaining access to valuable data that can shape future action. To reach a wide citizen-base and increase the Climate C...

20 December 2022

Last but not least: ending the year with another COP critical to nature

While the United Nations’ climate change negotiations (COP27) came to an end last month, this December was all about another Conference of the Parties: namely, global biodiversity negotiations known as CBD COP15. This was the occasion for world leaders to come together and agree upon a Post-20...

13 December 2022

Cities: help shape the Berlin Urban Nature Pact

Global leaders are currently gathered in Montreal (Canada) for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, better known as CBD COP15. Over the next few days, nations hope to finalise and agree upon a global strategy to protect nature. This policy, known as the Po...

6 December 2022

Romanian policy makers exchange ideas on achieving an integrated mitigation-adaptation approach to climate action

While the current energy crisis is affecting communities across Europe and at all levels of government, more effective and enhanced adaptation to climate change is crucially needed. As two sides of the same coin, climate change mitigation and adaptation are key components of effective climate policy...

30 November 2022

#MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27

Would you prefer to listen to this article? No problem! Check out our new series called “Features”, in which we read each month’s lead article aloud and share those in our podcast feed. Click here to listen. This month, governments from around the world convened in Sharm el-Sheikh...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

21 November 2022

EU effort sharing could have even greater potential if multi-level, place-based and locally differentiated

Late at night on 8 November, the EU agreed to a stricter trajectory with more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for all EU Member States. This move comes in the context of the Fit for 55 package and the revision of its Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Importantly, increases i...