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19 October 2020

Biodiversity as the backbone of nature-based solutions

Is biodiversity a necessity in nature-based urban interventions, or only a nice-to-have? The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services leaves no doubts regarding the severity of the biodiversity crisis: approximately 25 percent of species in Europe and Central Asia are a...

8 October 2020

Learn from Alba Iulia how to reduce plastic waste

Next week, ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania) will welcome city authorities, waste managers, procurers, companies, and other interested stakeholders to a virtual study tour, where they will showcase how they have transformed plastic packaging waste into valuable products. The study tour will in...

28 September 2020

Resilience and sustainability at the centre of first EU Urban Mobility Days

The first Urban Mobility Days (29 September – 2 October), starting tomorrow, will bring together 2,000 experts for a virtual debate on the most important topics in urban mobility today. This will include addresses from the European Commission, and will feature success stories of a number of IC...

24 September 2020

Cultural heritage for sustainable urban futures

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal) have worked with service providers and knowledge brokers to test and advance tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. From 27-30 October, these cities w...

22 September 2020

The Green City Accord is about to launch!

Mark your calendars: The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Speakers at the launch ev...

21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

17 September 2020

Registration opens and programme released for upcoming mobility event

Over the past several years, 16 cities across Europe – including pioneering ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Turku (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and Aberdeen (United Kingdom) – have been acting as 'Living Labs', testing out new urban mobility solutions as part of three distinct projects....

26 August 2020

Heritage reuse policies: reflecting on their current state

Abandoned cultural heritage sites – including underused buildings, complexes, heritage spacs and more – hold great potential for the public and private sectors, as well as local communities. If done deliberately, reviving and transforming these sites can be an opportunity to increase com...

23 July 2020

How Mannheim takes transformation forward

From 30 September to 2 October the 9th European Conference for Sustainable Cities and Towns will convene online, co-hosted by ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany). This ninth conference edition, also known as Mannheim2020, will address the substantial transformation needed across all aspects of society t...