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27 February 2024

New event series spotlights local actions for a SHARED GREEN DEAL

Communities across Europe are key to making the European Green Deal work, but a central question is: how? That question, and the pursuit of the answers, guide the new online event series Local actions for a SHARED GREEN DEAL. Through a blend of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) perspectives,...

21 February 2024

Working with the Belgian Presidency towards a strong role for local governments in the next European mandate

An enormous task lies before the Belgian government as they take over the Presidency of the European Council for the period from January-June 2024. The coming months will be crucial not only for preparing for the European elections, but also for determining whether Europe maintains its course toward...

1 February 2024

ICLEI and partners rally support for a science-based EU 2040 climate target

ICLEI and its partners from the Coalition for Higher Ambition are rallying broad support for a science-based 2040 climate target. Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on the EU Climate Target 2040 expected in February, members of the Coalition have prepared a joi...

26 January 2024

New ICLEI leadership sets out a joint strategic work plan and agenda until 2027

Mayors of the newly elected ICLEI European Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) came together in Brussels (Belgium) for the first time of their three-year mandate to set out a shared agenda and work plan for the organisation. Priorities of the joint work plan include putting in place action towards...

25 January 2024

40 EU cities come together in Brussels to call for an ambitious future EU urban policy

Yesterday, ICLEI RexCom Members Aalborg (Denmark) and Antwerp (Belgium), as well as ICLEI Europe Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner took the stand at a high-level event discussing the future of the EU urban policy with 40 of Europe’s biggest cities, hosted by Perspective Brussels, the urban pl...

23 January 2024

Join a cohort of city-regions and municipalities committed to sustainable food systems transformation

ICLEI Europe works across projects and engages in advocacy work supporting sustainable food systems transformation to ensure that vulnerable and food-deprived groups are meaningfully engaged. European and African cities, towns, rural centres and city-regions now have another opportunity to move towa...

19 January 2024

Harness the power of sustainable food procurement for a healthier, fairer, and greener Europe

In a joint letter addressed to President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission, ICLEI Europe and IFOAM Organics Europe, together with 15 organisations with an expertise on sustainable food systems, are urging the European Commission to leave a lasting and concrete legacy of the EU Farm to...

18 December 2023

Food 2030: six years to go to transform food systems for people, landscapes and climate

As the year 2023 draws to a close, we approach the halfway point of ‘Food 2030’, the research and innovation policy framework launched by the European Commission in October 2016. This moment – which aligns with the European Commission’s recent Food 2030: green and resili...

15 December 2023

Ghent changes the local narrative around food accessibility

ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) recently presented their plan to improve food supply options in low-income neighbourhoods at “Kantine Zukunft Talk” (Cafeterias of the Future Chat). The event explored food environments – the spaces where we interact and make decisions on the food we ea...