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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...

23 July 2020

How Mannheim takes transformation forward

From 30 September to 2 October the 9th European Conference for Sustainable Cities and Towns will convene online, co-hosted by ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany). This ninth conference edition, also known as Mannheim2020, will address the substantial transformation needed across all aspects of society t...

23 June 2020

Feedback wanted from procurers, AI suppliers and climate change experts

Procurers and organisations interested in acquiring artifical intelligence (AI)-based solutions to accelerate climate neutrality – as well as AI suppliers and climate change experts – are all invited to share knowledge to advance climate change mitigation. This December (tentative date)...

15 June 2020

The Green City Accord: a new EU initiative for greener, healthier cities

Cities are invited to learn more about the European Commission's upcoming Green City Accord, and to sign on to commit to building healthier cities for all. ICLEI Europe – alongside EUROCITIES and CEMR – are supporting the European Commission in developing and implementing the Accor...

5 June 2020

World Environment Day: how to communicate the climate crisis to mobilise change

Today, 5 June is World Environment Day – a United Nation's day to inspire action for the protection of nature. The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. A critical step to inspire the transforma...

26 May 2020

New toolkits support coal regions in transition

The European Commission’s Platform for Coal Regions in Transition assists EU countries and coal regions tackling the challenges related to the transition to a low carbon economy by connecting stakeholders, delivering technical assistance, and providing supporting resources to aid regions to bu...

11 May 2020

European Mayors call for COVID-19 recovery that supports transformation to a climate neutral society

Last week, the Board of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe (CoM) released an Open Letter calling for post-COVID national and EU-level economic relief investments to be “channelled towards the transformation to a climate neutral society.” They went on to warn that, “otherwis...