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14 February 2024

European-wide Support Facility assists municipalities in transition towards more sustainable local energy planning

The transition toward more affordable, secure and sustainable energy is a priority for city planners in actioning strategic heating and cooling (H&C) planning and decision-making. The European-wide Act!onHeat Support Facility, of which ICLEI is a partner, is available to all local energy planner...

7 February 2024

Rotterdam employs a collective approach to transform homes and communities

Only 1% of European homes meet sustainability targets, with very diverse factors influencing the homeowners´ decision to renovate. In ICLEI Member Rotterdam (the Netherlands) as in the rest of the the Netherlands, this number is estimated to 6-8% of homes. Recognising the urgency of the s...

1 February 2024

ICLEI and partners rally support for a science-based EU 2040 climate target

ICLEI and its partners from the Coalition for Higher Ambition are rallying broad support for a science-based 2040 climate target. Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on the EU Climate Target 2040 expected in February, members of the Coalition have prepared a joi...

26 January 2024

New ICLEI leadership sets out a joint strategic work plan and agenda until 2027

Mayors of the newly elected ICLEI European Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) came together in Brussels (Belgium) for the first time of their three-year mandate to set out a shared agenda and work plan for the organisation. Priorities of the joint work plan include putting in place action towards...

25 January 2024

40 EU cities come together in Brussels to call for an ambitious future EU urban policy

Yesterday, ICLEI RexCom Members Aalborg (Denmark) and Antwerp (Belgium), as well as ICLEI Europe Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner took the stand at a high-level event discussing the future of the EU urban policy with 40 of Europe’s biggest cities, hosted by Perspective Brussels, the urban pl...

18 January 2024

Greek cities can apply for financial support for data-driven climate action through ICLEI Action Fund

With rising temperatures and vulnerability to climate-related events, Greek cities grapple with environmental challenges like energy poverty, heat waves, and infrastructure vulnerability. To combat this, Greece must drive a sustainable energy transition to mitigate the impacts of climate change whil...

11 December 2023

Over 1,000 signatories back global call to embed culture into climate policy at COP28

Over 1,000 cultural organisations, leaders and practitioners have added their voices to a Global Call to Action in advance of this year’s COP28 in Dubai. They are urging the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) to adopt a groundbreaking 'Joint Work Decision on Culture and Climate Action' to e...

11 December 2023

Cities are invited to share best practices in cultural heritage

The European Heritage Hub is collecting best practices in cultural heritage throughout Europe and beyond. If you are part of the administration of a city or region, this is your chance to highlight your work in heritage in the context of the ‘triple transformation’ – green, digital...

6 December 2023

Glasgow engages with citizens in local stocktake event ahead of COP28

On 26 October, ICLEI Member Glasgow City Council (Scotland) brought together local communities and business representatives to discuss Glasgow’s progress on its local climate targets and hear their ideas about a way forward to a just, sustainable city. The effort came as an official contributi...