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12 November 2022

Decarbonisation Day at COP27: cities leverage partnerships to lead the way

In order to reach global climate goals, we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions. To this end, 11 November was officially designated Decarbonisation Day at COP27, and featured conversations on policies to encourage and accelerate decarbonisation, as well as showcases of technologies and innovati...

31 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant 7 million EUR for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profits, civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes in eight ICLEI member cities can apply for up to 1 million EUR to implement data-driven projects. The deadline to submit a prop...

12 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant €7M for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profit and civil society organisations can now apply to receive up to 1 million EUR each to implement data-driven action to help cities reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. The deadline to submit a prop...

28 April 2022

44 ICLEI Cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

Today, the cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission, have been announced. 112 cities in total will represent all 27 EU member states, along with 12 additional cities from associated countries. Of those selected, 44 cities are I...

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...

12 December 2019

Google.org and ICLEI cooperating on multimillion pilot fund for data-driven, local climate action

Acting on climate change and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions requires access to reliable data. Through measuring our current impacts on the environment and comparing those to past and future levels, we can support taking adequate action to address the climate crisis. Google has released an...

18 November 2019

Smart Mature Resilience project wins two awards for exceptional standardisation activities

The Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) project has received first prize at two award ceremonies this month for its innovative and effective standardisation activities. SMR, which concluded in 2018, used a holistic approach to develop Resilience Management Guidelines to support urban decision-makers in de...

22 May 2019

New free tool helps cities mainstream nature into urban planning

In celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, CitiesWithNature – a global knowledge sharing platform launched by ICLEI, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy – has a new tool to help integrate nature into cities. The Nature Pathway on CitiesWithNature is a collection of guidanc...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...