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21 April 2021

ICLEI Members help develop online tool on the diverse benefits of energy efficiency measures

Introducing energy efficiency measures in cities can bring about many non-energy benefits, like emissions reduction, improved health, better air quality, and new employment opportunities. But how can cities assess and monitor these impacts? And how can they use knowledge about multiple energy impact...

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 ...

15 April 2021

ICLEI Europe helps connect local action with European and global initiatives

Those working for a city are often approached to join initiatives or to become signatories to Commitments, Declarations and Messages in the area of sustainable development. Given the number of such initiatives, one wonder, “why are these important and why should my city participate? Does it su...

14 April 2021

The key resource for a climate revolution: citizens

Communities or individual citizens producing, using and selling their own renewable energy could provide up to 89 percent of the electricity demanded in the residential sector by 2050. A European research project has concluded that, in the coming years, European, national and local governments have ...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

6 April 2021

European building data project takes off with new website

There is a marked lack of data available on Europe's building stock, which hinders governments at all levels from being able to put forth optimal policies and renovation schemes to support decarbonisation of buildings. ICLEI Europe is working with European partners to close this gap. The project ha...

31 March 2021

Re-CoMmit to climate action

Many climate and energy targets developed across the world over the past several decades were aiming to accomplish certain milestones by 2020. In 2021, it is time to re-commit to renewed, ambitious climate and energy action. In this spirit, the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) is stepping-up action for a fa...

29 March 2021

Two Turkish cities become ICLEI Europe’s newest Members

ICLEI Europe is proud to welcome Mersin and İzmit as its newest Members, joining the ICLEI network of local governments committed to sustainability. Mersin is a coastal city located in the south of Turkey, and home to the country’s largest seaport. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality has taken ...

26 March 2021

New factsheets explore how procurement can tackle the climate crisis

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN), coordinated by ICLEI, has published a set of global public procurement factsheets exploring the links between procurement and the climate crisis. The factsheets provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the constru...