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14 October 2021

Learn how ICLEI and Google EIE assist Cities in advancing local climate action

ICLEI Europe and Google have been working together to investigate how the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) tool can assist Cities in advancing local climate action and in achieving their local carbon reduction goals. The Google EIE is a globally consistent, freely available dataset that estimat...

8 October 2021

DECIDE launched its Knowledge Hub

At ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, knowledge is gathered and shared in innovative and collaborative ways. For example, DECIDE has launched its Knowledge Hub. DECIDE (Developing Energy Communities through Informative anD collEctive actions) aims to gain a better understanding in how to se...

20 September 2021

Social innovation research and modelling supports local energy and mobility transitions

This month, a group of experts working in the fields of social innovation and sustainable transitions gathered to catalyse discussions on how social innovation research and modeling can concretely support policy-making for local energy and mobility transitions. Representatives from cities and acade...

7 September 2021

Dive deep into social innovations in energy in six European countries

Energy transition is crucial if we are to secure a safe, sustainable and just future. Innovations of all kinds are developing at a fast pace to help communities make such a transition happen at the rate and with the urgency needed. Some of these are social innovations – or new ways of doing, o...

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...

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...