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16 January 2023

Green Party Members meet with ICLEI to discuss regional food strategy

Recently, a delegation of Green Party Members from the parliament of Baden-Württemberg in Germany met with ICLEI’s Peter Defranceschi, Head of ICLEI’s Global CityFood programme in Brussels (Belgium), to discuss ideas for their regional sustainable food strategy. In a recent article ...

1 December 2022

Local organisations can receive €22,000 to support the Green Deal

Local authorities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for €22,000 to become local partners of the European project SHARED GREEN DEAL. Partnerships are offered on six different European Green Deal topics: Clean Energy, Circular Economy, Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Mobility, Effic...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

14 November 2022

Food is the hero of COP27’s Adaptation & Agriculture day

Food systems are major contributors to climate change; however, they also have potential to advance both climate change mitigation and adaptation. To this end, 12 November was officially designated Adaptation & Agriculture Day at COP27, and featured prominent conversations on the interlinkages b...

7 November 2022

Presenting the European Commission with concrete Farm to Fork strategy inspiration

At the European Week of Regions and Cities last month, ICLEI Europe and the Committee of the Regions formally handed the European Commission a manifesto and petition calling for the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy to ambitiously advance sustainable food transformation. Taken together, these are &l...

31 October 2022

Connect with ICLEI Europe at COP27

At COP26 in ICLEI Member Glasgow (or: the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties), we proved that the #Time4MultilevelAction had come. Now, we are demonstrating that #MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt). ICLEI is the official fo...

4 October 2022

New EU initiative reimagines the European foodscape

European citizens are facing unprecedented challenges due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the increased cost of living and environmental pressures. The food system is an essential and often overlooked component of a sustainable and just transition. To this end, ICLEI is involved i...

28 September 2022

Food system transformation: it’s time to take the gloves off

For many years now, studies have shown positive correlation between higher income and good health – in other words, wealthier communities seem to have fewer health problems. This is clearly unjust. What’s more, with rising inequalities, increasing costs of food, and climate change impact...

21 September 2022

Join ICLEI at the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities

ICLEI Europe, its Members and partners will be part of the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. This year’s EWRC will take place in-person on 10-13 October 2022. Event sessions will all sit under ...