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2 June 2021

ICLEI Members discuss “building back better” at OECD Champion Mayors Week

Last week, ICLEI Europe Members Braga (Portugal), Glasgow (the United Kingdom) and Mannheim (Germany), together with Freetown (Sierra Leone), joined the OECD Champion Mayors Week to explore how to “build back better” from COVID-19. The session – themed “Could the grass be gr...

25 May 2021

Economic analysis shows the success and profitability of cycling infrastructure in Helsinki

ICLEI Member Helsinki recently conducted the first-ever 'Bikenomics' analysis of a cycling project in Finland. Bikenomics is a cycling-focused form of cost-benefit analysis. The one in Helsinki evaluated recent work to adapt Hämeentie, one of the major streets in the city centre, for more cycl...

1 May 2021

Applications open to receive funding to support local energy and climate work

The second call for applications of the European City Facility (EUCF) is open. This is an excellent opportunity to access funding to support the implementation of your energy and climate projects! The EUCF has opened a second call for applications. Through this call, the EUCF will provide funding i...

8 June 2020

Citizen Finance for Municipalities: lessons learned from the UK

How can municipalities play their vital role in the energy transition and meet Net Zero targets? How might they apply the principles of crowdfunding to finance projects that will make society more sustainable and resilient in the future? Against a background of borrowing prudence and austerity, mun...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

21 October 2019

Cities in Europe and USA look to one another for financing and partnership solutions

Through its global network of regional secretariats, ICLEI brings together cities from various world regions who face similar challenges and opportunities, and provides them with the opportunity to work collaboratively to unlock new ideas and perspectives. This month, ICLEI Europe and ICLEI USA wor...

20 September 2019

Mayors representing 8,000 European Cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

As youth from across the world take to the streets today, in a Global Climate Strike for the Future, City leaders representing the European Covenant of Mayors have come together to demand the climate proofing of budgets at an EU and national level. Climate proofing is about analysing every euro com...

2 August 2019

European Investment Bank to align energy funding with long-term climate goal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently published a new draft energy lending policy. If approved, this will align EIB’s lending with the EU’s long-term climate targets by investing in green energy, and ceasing support of new fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2020. In order to...

30 July 2019

Pitch your city story at the ‘Partnerships and Financing for an Inclusive City’ conference

The upcoming Partnerships and Financing for an Inclusive City conference – held in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) on 7-8 October – is now accepting submissions of “City Stories.” Submit your pitch for a chance to showcase your city’s work, be a panellist in the confe...