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19 March 2018

European cities are working against the clock to adapt to the new climate reality

City council teams in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Manchester (UK) have teamed up with the cities of Paris (France), Bilbao (Spain), top European researchers,  and city network ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability to make their cities and critical infrastructures more resilient to the impa...

5 March 2018

CitiesIPCC marks new era for cooperation between science and cities on climate change

A global climate research agenda will be announced at the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference this week in Edmonton (Canada). ICLEI is among the CitiesIPCC partner organisations providing practical support to the conference. In an article published recently in Nature in the lead-up to the ...

21 February 2018

Defining ‘resilient’ in Kristiansand

The Norwegian city of Kristiansand suffered from devastating flooding in autumn 2017. Lessons from the floods and participating in the European project Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) are putting the municipality of Kristiansand on the right track towards increased resilience to disasters and crises. ...

19 February 2018

European sustainable development week set to take place in May

Now in its 4th year, the 2018 European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) will take place from 30 May - 5 June. The ESDW is a Europe-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development ...

15 February 2018

Registration open for ICLEI World Congress 2018

Registration has now opened for the ICLEI World Congress 2018, which will be held from 19-22 June in Montréal (Canada). At the ICLEI World Congress 2018, ICLEI and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organisations, business le...

12 February 2018

ICLEI Europe expands its topical reach and workforce

The European Secretariat of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability has announced that it will recruit around 15 new members of staff, expanding its total workforce and strengthening the organisation’s topical reach. The recruitment drive will see each of ICLEI Europe’s three...

22 January 2018

ICLEI Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner reflects on the challenges and successes of 2017

Dear Members, Partners, Colleagues and Friends, I hope you all had a great start into 2018, and wish you health, happiness, and success for the year to come. The turn of the year is a time when we tend to look back at the year that has passed and forward to the year ahead of us, often with hope an...