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17 January 2020

ICLEI projects team up to promote innovative sustainable energy planning

Every year, the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place showcases successful projects working on financing climate adaptation, energy efficiency, clean mobility and energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate a market for cli...

16 January 2020

Integrating mitigation and adaptation for more effective climate action

When it comes to action on climate change, both mitigation and adaptation are essential to developing an effective climate policy. The European Covenant of Mayors (CoM) supports cities to take action in both of these streams, and is increasingly encouraging city leaders and technical staff to integ...

13 January 2020

Lisbon kicks off its year as European Green Capital

ICLEI Member Lisbon (Portugal) kicked off its year as the European Green Capital this weekend. This prestigious title is awarded annually to a European city that is a leader in sustainable development, including environmental, social and economic considerations. The title includes a €350,000 p...

9 January 2020

European Economic and Social Committee announced as official partner for the Mannheim2020 conference

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been announced as an official partner for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. Over the last ...

12 December 2019

Google.org and ICLEI cooperating on multimillion pilot fund for data-driven, local climate action

Acting on climate change and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions requires access to reliable data. Through measuring our current impacts on the environment and comparing those to past and future levels, we can support taking adequate action to address the climate crisis. Google has released an...

10 December 2019

Collaborating for success: cycling superhighways in Denmark’s Capital Region

The Danish Cycle Superhighway is a collaboration between 27 municipalities – including ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) – and the Capital Region of Denmark, which shows the major benefits that come from collaboration to develop cycling infrastructure. In 2009, an initial 16 municipalit...

28 November 2019

Nature-based solutions are key to European water security

A new report published by ICLEI, The Nature Conservancy, and EcoLogic Institute demonstrates how and why investing in nature-based solutions (NBS) is central to ensuring water security in Europe. Despite research, advocacy and policy initiatives, the quality of freshwater in Europe has not signific...

27 November 2019

ICLEI Europe on-the-ground at COP25

This December, countries from across the world will meet in Madrid (Spain) for the 25th Conference of the Parties of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). Past meetings have led to landmark agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, which was the result of COP21. ICLEI i...

26 November 2019

German Sustainability Awards presented to leaders in environmental protection

The twelfth German Sustainability Awards were presented this week in Düsseldorf (Germany). The award recognises sustainability achievements in businesses, by municipalities, and in research. ICLEI Europe sat on the independent expert jury. The winners of the award for Cities and Towns, who had...