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8 November 2021

Racing toward a climate neutral and resilient Europe

ICLEI Europe is committed to assisting European cities to navigate the wealth of opportunities available to them to assist them in reaching ambitious climate goals, including the Cities Race to Zero (RtZ) campaign, and the Covenant of Mayors – Europe’s Re-CoMmittments. ICLEI also champio...

26 October 2021

COP26: the power of local voices

This November, the countries of the world will come together in ICLEI Member Glasgow (UK) for climate change negotiations held under the banner of “COP26” – the 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Prev...

22 October 2021

ICLEI Europe-Google collaboration leverages power of data-driven approaches for local climate action

ICLEI Europe and Google have been working together to better understand how the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) tool – created by Google in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – can support cities in bolstering local climate action and i...

30 September 2021

Carbon-neutral, sustainable, inclusive: unlocking cities' full potentials through Local Green Deals

Last year, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal, with the ambitious target of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In autumn 2020, local leaders met with the European Commission at Mannheim2020 to gain formal agreement from the European level t...

28 September 2021

ICLEI Members commit to a clean and healthy future

Since its launch one year ago, 26 ICLEI Members have signed the Green City Accord, committing to ambitious improvements in five key environmental areas. On 22 September, the Green City Accord celebrated a significant milestone at a hybrid ceremony: 73 cities have signed the political commitment &nd...

20 September 2021

Registration now open for 9th Informed Cities Forum

Mark your calendars for 26-28 October 2021 and join us at the 9th Informed Cities Forum! This year will bring together speakers from the cultural and mobility sector to explore the alignment and intersection of these two vital sectors and the potential for various new problem solving approaches. Org...

15 September 2021

"Empowering youth for Climate Action" event creates space for dialogue on policy reform

On Wednesday 29 September 15:00-16:30 CEST an event titled "Empowering youth for Climate Action" will take place, providing the opportunity for dialogue between selected applicants and representatives at local and European level. The event is organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustaina...

23 August 2021

Present your mobility work and share your views at CIVITAS 2021 Forum

CIVITAS, an initiative which supports cities to make smart, accessible, and sustainable urban mobility, is holding its 18th Annual Forum, taking place 20-21 October in Aachen (Germany). The conference, which will take place in hybrid format, is likely to attract more than 1,000 participants online a...

20 August 2021

From NBS to the NBS Economy: Open public consultation on European Commission Expert Publication

A new white paper prepared by the Nature-Based Economy Working Group of Task Force III of the European Commission proposes a new approach to the valuation of natural capital and its integration into the economic and financial systems. ICLEI Europe contributed to the paper as lead author of Section 2...