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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...

4 June 2021

Putting planning into practice: How to implement the Green City Accord indicators & achieve a healthier urban future

On 16 June from 13:00–16:00 CEST, join a Green City Accord (GCA) workshop which aims to facilitate insightful discussions regarding the practical implementation of innovative projects, initiatives, and legislation in the areas of: air, water, nature & biodiversity, noise, and waste & c...

20 May 2021

ICLEI calls to streamline EU climate and energy legislation and funding in “Fit for 55” package

Today, 20 May, ICLEI has brought forward a joint letter to EU leaders and Heads of States as part of a coalition of 50 organisations representing European local and regional governments, businesses, investor groups, and NGOs calling for a strong EU legislative package. The “Fit for 55” ...

18 May 2021

ICLEI Europe gears up for EU Green Week with sessions supporting zero-pollution in cities

ICLEI Europe is pleased to be contributing to this year’s edition of the annual European Green Week conference, via several sessions that promote the local perspective and voices on the EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition. Each of these sessions will support local authorities in tr...

14 May 2021

Engage with the Green City Accord at EU Green Week

The Green City Accord (GCA) is an ambitious movement of mayors and local government leaders from across Europe who are committed to making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. Learn more about this ambitious new movement – which ICLEI Europe, alongside EUROCITIES and CEMR, is supportin...

28 April 2021

Racing toward a climate neutral Europe

Interview with Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI Europe Coordinator, Climate Policy and Energy Governance In the lead up to COP26, and with the European Green Deal’s ambitious target of reaching ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050 on the table, local leaders are gearing up to take bold climate act...

27 April 2021

Baltic cities invited to learn more about the Green City Accord

Since its launch last year, Mayors from across Europe have been steadily joining the Green City Accord, a European Commission initiative to encourage city authorities to take further action to make their cities cleaner and healthier, and thereby improve the quality of life for their citizens. About ...

20 April 2021

Free online tool helps decarbonise heating and cooling

Over the past five years, energy experts and city planners from across Europe have developed a tool to help accelerate the decarbonisation of local heating and cooling networks. This free, online tool – known as the ‘THERMOS energy planning software’ – enables local planners ...