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15 April 2021

ICLEI Europe helps connect local action with European and global initiatives

Those working for a city are often approached to join initiatives or to become signatories to Commitments, Declarations and Messages in the area of sustainable development. Given the number of such initiatives, one wonder, “why are these important and why should my city participate? Does it su...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

30 March 2021

One year of COVID-19: ensuring green and just recovery

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. One year has passed since that monumental declaration, and our cities and communities have become markedly different as a result. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life across the world. This has been starkly visible in citi...

23 March 2021

Deadline to join peer learning programme extended

Are you implementing local climate and energy actions, and looking for inspiring examples to replicate? Do you have plans to create a local climate pact with citizens and business but don’t know where to start? Are you a frontrunner aiming for carbon neutrality and would like to strategise wit...

10 March 2021

ICLEI joins UNDRR's “Making Cities Resilient 2030” European Regional Coordination Committee

ICLEI Europe has joined the European Regional Coordination Committee of “Making Cities Resilient 2030”, a new initiative launched by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in October 2020 to support a network of cities in planning, implementing and monitoring disas...

3 March 2021

Last chance to join Covenant of Mayors peer learning programme

ICLEI Members are invited to apply to learn from a 'twin' as part of the latest edition of the Covenant of Mayors peer learning programme. This edition builds off the success of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme, and offers cities, regions, and provinces across Europe the opportunity to tak...

1 March 2021

Digital self-assessment tool helps German cities gauge whether they are 'future proof'

"Local governments have to organise their work in a way that ensures their city is future-proof. That’s what the QuickCheckN aims at. It checks whether the conditions for successful local sustainability management processes, methods and instruments that support sustainable development of a cit...

24 February 2021

Taking a citizen-centred approach

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many cities to find new ways to approach citizen engagement. In-person activities and discussions are no longer feasible, but we know that meaningful citizen engagement is critical to so much of what cities do. The City of Dortmund (Germany) is among the European ci...

11 January 2021

Hamburg convenes partners to better preserve areas of cultural heritage from hazards and risks

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) has convened a group of its partners to join a virtual 'match-making meeting', with the goal to establish milestones for collaboration between research partners, local stakeholders and the city, on the topic of better preserving areas of cultural heritage from hazards ...