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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...

4 November 2020

How future-proof is your policymaking?

Integrating environmental considerations into policymaking is crucial to ensure the wellbeing of citizens and the sustainable future of cities. The Directorate-General Environment, European Commission has a comprehensive news and information service called ‘Science for Environment Policy&lsquo...

9 October 2020

ICLEI to advance responsible data collection on Europe’s building stock to support decarbonisation

ICLEI Europe is joining forces with European partners to close the gap of comprehensive data available on Europe’s building stock. Through their efforts, the partners will develop data collection and management processes, which will be made available to support the design of better decarbonisa...

23 July 2020

How Mannheim takes transformation forward

From 30 September to 2 October the 9th European Conference for Sustainable Cities and Towns will convene online, co-hosted by ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany). This ninth conference edition, also known as Mannheim2020, will address the substantial transformation needed across all aspects of society t...

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...

7 January 2020

Retrofitting district heating systems: contributing to long-term renovation strategies

Will district heating still be relevant in a Europe made up of all low- and zero-energy buildings? How can the retrofitting of district heating systems contribute to achieving zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050? The renovation of buildings and retrofitting of district heating systems sho...