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18 January 2022

Two publications help cities adapt to and mitigate climate change

In its role as part of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office – which is made up of local and regional authorities’ networks – ICLEI Europe has developed two publications to help local authorities implement effective climate change adaptation and mitigation. The first publication,...

17 January 2022

Welcome to Grenoble: European Green Capital 2022

On 15 January, the newest ICLEI Member Grenoble (France) hosted a handover ceremony to help officially kick-off its year as the 2022 European Green Capital.  Every year since 2010, the European Commission has awarded the highly prestigious title of European Green Capital to a city that has sho...

16 December 2021

‘It is clear that fossil fuels are not the future’

Giorgia Rambelli, Coordinator for Climate Policy and Energy Governance at ICLEI Europe, reflected on the recent global climate change negotiations (COP26) and the way forward for local governments to a more climate neutral, equitable and inclusive future. ICLEI is the official focal point of the Loc...

13 December 2021

ICLEI Europe submits feedback to the EU on its Fit for 55 package

The European Green Deal is a vision and growth plan for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and, in the interim, to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels). A package of legislative measures – know as the “Fit ...

24 November 2021

Learn from peer experiences, insights, recommendations for successful energy transition

Communities across Europe are pushing forward energy transition to forge a more sustainable future. This makes it critically important to learn from each others' experiences and apply the recommendations that arise from these various transition efforts. Two succinct and visual publications enable ju...

24 November 2021

Winner of the Transformative Action Award 2021 is revealed

The citizen-centred cooperative La Titaranya SCCL was crowned the Transformative Action of 2021 this week at a virtual ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. The organisation impressed the jury with their action, which focuses on the physical and social rehabilitation of a local, ...

16 November 2021

COP26 session highlights how EU Cities and regions are reducing their carbon footprint

A part of the dialogue in the recent COP26 touched upon how EU Cities and regions can work together to reduce their carbon footprints. On 6 November ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, ACR+ and HESAM University, organized the COP26 session ‘Circular economy & local governments: s...

15 November 2021

Practical exercises to unlock the full power of social innovations

Energy transition – or the transformation of our energy systems to be more sustainable and just for all – is vital work being carried out across the world, by groups ranging form large governments to small, innovative projects. Regardless of how this work is approached, it is always stee...

12 November 2021

NetZeroCities: ICLEI partners up for climate-neutral cities

ICLEI is part of a partnership of 33 organisations providing support to cities that want to become climate-neutral by 2030. The NetZeroCities project began this October as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme in support of the European Union’s Green Deal. NetZeroCities wi...