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30 November 2022

#MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27

Would you prefer to listen to this article? No problem! Check out our new series called “Features”, in which we read each month’s lead article aloud and share those in our podcast feed. Click here to listen. This month, governments from around the world convened in Sharm el-Sheikh...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

21 November 2022

EU effort sharing could have even greater potential if multi-level, place-based and locally differentiated

Late at night on 8 November, the EU agreed to a stricter trajectory with more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for all EU Member States. This move comes in the context of the Fit for 55 package and the revision of its Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Importantly, increases i...

15 November 2022

Cities unite against climate change via an interactive app

Saving the climate is not just an issue for politics and business. Only if we all change our habits and behaviour sustainably will we have a future worth living. This is the idea behind the new, interactive Climate Campaigners app, part of an initiative put forward by ICLEI Europe, together with 13 ...

12 November 2022

Decarbonisation Day at COP27: cities leverage partnerships to lead the way

In order to reach global climate goals, we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions. To this end, 11 November was officially designated Decarbonisation Day at COP27, and featured conversations on policies to encourage and accelerate decarbonisation, as well as showcases of technologies and innovati...

9 November 2022

Learn how to incorporate community participation into climate planning strategies

Local authorities interested in learning how to better incorporate participatory practices in their climate planning are encouraged to attend a webinar co-organised by The Covenant of Mayors and the DECIDE project. The session, Community Ownership and Participation for Effective Mitigation & Ada...

31 October 2022

Connect with ICLEI Europe at COP27

At COP26 in ICLEI Member Glasgow (or: the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties), we proved that the #Time4MultilevelAction had come. Now, we are demonstrating that #MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt). ICLEI is the official fo...

27 October 2022

Local Green Deals: an approach to move from commitment to action

With both the UN Climate Conference (COP27) and World Cities Day (31 October) just around the corner, the question of how to localise global commitments “to create greener, more equitable and sustainable cities” is of particular pertinence. This question – how to move from commitme...

24 October 2022

52 cities commit to sustainable tourism in old towns

Following a call to action by ICLEI Member Antalya Muratpaşa Municipality (Turkey), 52 cities from 27 countries came together at the Kaleiçi Old Town Forum to sign a declaration titled “Environmentally Friendly Municipal Practices for Sustainable Tourism in Living Old Towns”. Mu...