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21 July 2021

Call to contribute to international conference on "Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing in Cities"

This December, a virtual international conference will explore the relationship between urban lighting and urban dwellers' health and wellbeing. The event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for two days of discussions that explore the ...

29 June 2021

FOG summit to cast light on global water industry’s approach to fat, oil and grease

Each year, sewer blockages related to fat, oil and grease (FOG) cost global water authorities billions of Euros to clear, and pose a significant threat to the environment. On 14 October 2021, thought leaders from across Europe will gather to share ways to address this challenge at the European FOG S...

18 June 2021

Climate data for effective energy decision-making in cities

Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of EU energy consumption. It is therefore crucial that the building sector play a key role in the advocacy for, and development of, effective climate policy. Buildings’ big data and smart technologies are swiftly and consistently improving and growing. ...

25 May 2021

Economic analysis shows the success and profitability of cycling infrastructure in Helsinki

ICLEI Member Helsinki recently conducted the first-ever 'Bikenomics' analysis of a cycling project in Finland. Bikenomics is a cycling-focused form of cost-benefit analysis. The one in Helsinki evaluated recent work to adapt Hämeentie, one of the major streets in the city centre, for more cycl...

21 May 2021

ICLEI Members leverage public procurement as a tool to reach climate and environmental goals

ICLEI Members Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki and Vantaa (Finland), Amsterdam and Haarlem (the Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), and Zurich (Switzerland) are working collaboratively to best use public procurement to meet climate and environment goals. This work is being conducted in th...

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...