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10 August 2021

Transformative Action Award showcases Europe’s most inspiring examples of urban sustainable transformation

The application deadline for the 2021 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award receiving 27 applications from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe. Applications to this year’s award span 11 countries and cover a wide range of sustainab...

30 July 2021

New guidebook for cities and regions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

A new guidebook is out now, which aims to support cities and regions by describing key planning process steps to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, along with important considerations to be taken on at each step. It also presents best practices to inspire cities and regions and to help them bet...

29 July 2021

Local governments lead the way towards a people-centred energy system

Thanks to trailblazing work by local governments, an exciting new future for the European energy system is emerging, which envisions a central role for each and every European community. For many years now, communities and local governments have been advocating for the critical role that people mus...

26 July 2021

Green City Accord signatories: ‘Speeding up Europe’s green transition’

To ensure a clean and healthy future for Europe’s cities, leaders must urgently take decisive steps to safeguard urban environments and protect citizens’ well-being. This September, a unique event will celebrate the forward-thinking city leaders who have already committed to impactful ac...

8 July 2021

Less than one month left to apply for the 2021 Transformative Action Award

With less than a month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation by applying to the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient...

21 June 2021

Building citizen support for low-emission projects

On 3 June, Urban-LEDs, ICLEI Europe and Smart Cities Marketplace cities Mannheim (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Cork (Ireland), Helsinki (Finland) and Utrecht (the Netherlands) joined an European Green Week High Level Conference Session on “Popular objectives, controversial measures – increa...

18 June 2021

Climate data for effective energy decision-making in cities

Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of EU energy consumption. It is therefore crucial that the building sector play a key role in the advocacy for, and development of, effective climate policy. Buildings’ big data and smart technologies are swiftly and consistently improving and growing. ...

10 June 2021

ICLEI renews call for an ambitious revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive in joint letter

On 8 June, ICLEI Europe – together with nine other European organisations and associations – published a joint letter, asking European Executive Vice-President Timmermans and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson for higher ambition with regards to the foreseen revision of the cu...

7 June 2021

The future is green: 50 cities commit to safeguarding the environment

Fifty cities across Europe have signed the Green City Accord (GCA), committing to push forward ambitious efforts to create a greener, cleaner urban future. With the signatures of ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania), alongside those of Grenoble (France) and Košice (Slovakia), the Green City Acc...