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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...

15 July 2021

EU unveils vision for a climate-neutral future that makes the EU Green Deal a reality

On 14 July, the European Commission presented its ambitious roadmap for a decarbonised future, positioning the EU as a leader in the global race to reach a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Having agreed to reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) back in December...

12 July 2021

The importance of considering gender in energy transition

By now it is clear that the energy transition is about so much more than only science and technology. There are complex social realities and power dynamics that are critically important to ensuring that we undertake a just, swift and sustainable energy transition. ICLEI Europe staff have dug into ho...

28 June 2021

Apply to join exchange programme for regions in the EU, Western Balkans and Ukraine

Coal regions in the Western Balkans, Ukraine and the EU are invited to join an exchange programme to accelerate just local energy transitions. The programme is an opportunity for regions to start direct, one-to-one dialogues, connect with different stakeholders, learn from each other, and transfer k...

24 June 2021

ICLEI supports municipalities in taking heating and cooling plans from strategy to action

On 21 June, ICLEI Europe kicked-off a 3 year cooperation as part of the new Act!onHeat project, which will support municipalities and local energy planners to develop strategic heating and cooling plans, and to translate them into actionable projects. ICLEI and six European partner organisations wi...

22 June 2021

Join us this September to explore social innovation in urban mobility and energy transitions

This September, foremost experts and pioneers working on the social dynamics of energy- and mobility transition – as well as related policy design – are gathering to discuss their successes, challenges, and future pathways to herald in transitions. All interested persons are welcome to j...

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...

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” ...