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16 May 2022

Four key messages for sustainable just cities

ICLEI Europe is committed to driving locally-anchored just transitions. Last month, ICLEI Europe supported a Strategic Conversation on this topic, bringing together key actors working to integrate sustainability and justice in cities, including representatives from ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden),...

3 May 2022

City Leaders from G7 Nations Convene at U7 Mayors Summit and Adopt Powerful Declaration

At the 2022 U7 Mayors Summit – co-hosted by ICLEI in the context of the Urban7 Group Alliance – mayors came together with high-level representatives of the German G7 Presidency to discuss cities’ decisive role in achieving the G7 Presidency’s vision of “progre...

29 March 2022

The International Sustainable Cities Summit: building bridges for a sustainable urban world in the age of emergency

This month, ICLEI and ICLEI Member Kadıköy (Turkey) joined forces to convene the International Sustainable Cities Summit. Local leaders from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and the USA – including ICLEI First Vice President Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö (Sweden) and ICL...

18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

14 December 2021

Feed into dialogue and recommendations on considering social innovation in the

The European Union’s “Fit for 55” package puts in place a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe by 55 percent by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels). The plan includes measures related to transport and mobility, energy, emissions trading, and more. But how does social innova...

8 November 2021

Racing toward a 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...