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6 October 2020

ICLEI Europe supports community energy as part of Europe's recovery

As part of its engagement in the ‘Community Power Coalition’, ICLEI is working with a diverse group of organisations to engage the European Commission on the issue of community energy. This alliance recently published a letter addressed to the Commission, containing ideas for a resilient...

29 September 2020

Six European cities to use ICLEI Action Fund to bolster data-driven environmental change

The ICLEI Action Fund selected six non-profit and academic organisations to carry out data-driven environmental projects in cities across Europe. The proposals were chosen based on their potential impact, contribution to the city's sustainability goals, use of data, and the level of innovation and s...

21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

26 August 2020

Engage with experts using AI to accelerate carbon neutrality

Organisations working on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are invited to join a 'Bootcamp', which will include a number of online events, such as a matchmaking event, online seminars, and more. The Bootcamp will work to connect local governments with AI solutions that can accelerate ...

20 August 2020

Fighting for local power (generation)

Countries across Europe are struggling to meet their climate targets and to transition to clean energy systems. Community-scale renewable energy has great potential to help decarbonise local economies, while benefiting local communities. Unfortunately, this potential is too often blocked by high sup...

3 August 2020

How to institutionalise social innovation in cities for a successful energy transition

Socially innovative policies can foster citizen inclusion and support sustainable urban changes. What sorts of policies can play this dual role? What do local actors need to keep in mind to be effective? An online seminar opened this discussion back in late-2019, exploring 'Local leadership, or fro...

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...

22 July 2020

THERMOS to continue supporting local governments with low-carbon thermal energy network solutions

ICLEI Europe, together with THERMOS project partners, will continue working on speeding up the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector as part of the THERMOS project for an additional 9-month period. The project, which started in October 2016, developed a free online software to make heat...