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9 April 2021

ICLEI joins call for ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment

ICLEI has joined a coalition of 31 stakeholders calling on the European Commission to deliver an ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment (SSBE) as part of its implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. In a letter addressed to the European Commission’s Executiv...

6 April 2021

European building data project takes off with new website

There is a marked lack of data available on Europe's building stock, which hinders governments at all levels from being able to put forth optimal policies and renovation schemes to support decarbonisation of buildings. ICLEI Europe is working with European partners to close this gap. The project ha...

26 March 2021

New factsheets explore how procurement can tackle the climate crisis

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN), coordinated by ICLEI, has published a set of global public procurement factsheets exploring the links between procurement and the climate crisis. The factsheets provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the constru...

4 March 2021

Learn to become a more circular city

Is your city or region looking to build the foundations for circularity, to transform your construction and demolition waste stream into a circular flow of materials, or looking to valorise and reuse your biowaste at a high value? Then don’t miss the chance to learn how to meet your goals from...

2 March 2021

Take a virtual tour of four positive energy building sites across Europe

ICLEI Europe is supporting the transformation of building complexes in four EU cities spanning Europe's main climate zones (Nordic, Coastal, Mediterranean and Continental) into positive energy buildings. The demo sites demonstrate the viability of existing technologies, as well as the cross-cutting ...

7 December 2020

Learn from leaders how to boost the circularity of your city

Apply now to learn from leading European cities to boost the circular economy in your city! Seven European cities – Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bødo (Norway), Mikkeli (Finland), Porto (Portugal), Seville (Spain), Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark) – are taking on pilot ...

11 November 2020

New website highlights tools to tackle bio-waste and construction and demolition waste

Cities across Europe are working to "close the loop" in order to become circular cities. This implicates every facet of urban life, notably including organic material and bio-waste, as well as construction and demolition waste (CDW). These two fields hold huge potential for achieving ...

10 November 2020

Lappeenranta co-develops toolbox for improved energy efficiency in public and private buildings

Investments in energy efficiency are often hindered by barriers such as high upfront costs, lack of access to finance, high perceived risk, lack of trust in new technologies, competing investment priorities, lack of knowledge, awareness and personal resources, and split incentives. Many of these ba...

6 November 2020

Procuring zero-emission construction sites

Activities on construction sites are directly responsible for 5.5 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions, predominantly through the combustion of fossil fuels to power machinery and equipment. Across Europe, the construction sector in urban centres contributes to local air pollution and the global carbo...