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26 July 2022

Give your feedback on new European building stock data hub

ICLEI Europe is working with European partners to encourage governments at all levels to develop policies and renovation schemes that support the decarbonisation of buildings. One way it is contributing to this shift is through the BuiltHub project, which is developing a platform that will serve as ...

28 June 2022

Hamburg and Dortmund added to list of cities eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) and the City of Dortmund (Germany) are now eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund. Civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes aiming to implement inclusive environmental action in one of these two Ge...

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...

27 May 2022

Local energy planners invited to access free, expert heating and cooling planning advice

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for about half of Europe’s total energy needs, with 75% still dependent on fossil fuels? To dramatically decrease this dependency and increase the share of renewable energy in European homes, action must be taken at the local level, involving a va...

25 May 2022

New EU Policy Roadmap charts a path towards a decarbonised buildings and construction sector

ICLEI Europe is proud to have contributed to a new policy roadmap for decarbonising the buildings and construction sector. This week, the World Green Building Council – a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils – launched a policy roadmap that details how the European U...

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...

20 January 2022

How public lighting shapes health and wellbeing in cities

Public lighting design makes a difference in safety, happiness, health, and sustainability in cities. But what makes a public lighting system ‘good’? And what knowledge do designers need to create these systems? An event in December 2021 on “Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing i...

17 December 2021

ICLEI Europe organises dialogue on market approaches for zero-emission construction sites

To achieve carbon neutrality, innovative approaches are needed in all sectors, including creative solutions for construction sites. A market dialogue in December brought public procurers from across Europe together in the context of the European Commission’s Big Buyers for Climate and Environm...

7 December 2021

ICLEI invites cities to join big data community for building energy efficiency

Advancing the pace of building stock decarbonisation – in line with the European Commission’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 - goes hand-in-hand with a solid understanding of the current building stock. Knowing the features, and how they evolve, is the basis for b...