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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...

4 February 2021

New website supports community energy and the uptake of renewable energy solutions

The ongoing energy transition is not only facilitating the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, but also helping us rethink how energy is produced and distributed. Local energy networks – an important alternative to traditional top-down distribution models – are gaining i...

30 November 2020

Bristol launches ‘just sustainabilities’ programme

Later today, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership – alongside a local radio station in ICLEI Member Bristol (United Kingdom) called "Ujima Radio" – launch the new chapter of the "Black & Green Ambassadors Programme". This is a city-wide programme, which celebrates and empowers ...

26 November 2020

Why new EU climate targets matter at the local level

On 10-11 December, Member States in the European Council will decide on new 2030 climate targets for the EU. The decision of whether to move to a minimum 55 percent greenhouse gas emission reduction target will send a strong message internationally about Europe’s commitment to become the first...

24 November 2020

ICLEI Members invited to engage with peers on driving forward sustainable urban development

On 3 December, the European Commission is, for the first time, opening its annual International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme City-to-City event to attendance from all interested persons. This event previously only brought together cities participating in the IUC programme – including a l...

4 November 2020

How future-proof is your policymaking?

Integrating environmental considerations into policymaking is crucial to ensure the wellbeing of citizens and the sustainable future of cities. The Directorate-General Environment, European Commission has a comprehensive news and information service called ‘Science for Environment Policy&lsquo...

1 September 2020

Local governments launch “Edinburgh Declaration” for bold action against biodiversity loss

The “Edinburgh Declaration” is a new statement of intent – which is the result of a comprehensive consultative process supported by ICLEI Europe – that paves the way for strengthened local government representation at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) and in global b...

21 August 2020

A new toolkit outlines how to become the next European Green Capital

A new toolkit from the European Commission guides cities through every step to become the next European Green Capital – from the decision to apply to collecting the necessary data and writing a successful application. Based on insights and first-hand experience from previous winners and finali...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...