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1 July 2022

European Committee of the Regions elects President and First Vice President

On 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected its First Vice President to take over the presidency for the second half of the current five-year mandate. CoR is a key ICLEI Europe partner, who share a vision of ensuring...

26 May 2022

Espoo, Mannheim and Umea join forces to pioneer local implementation of the European Green Deal

The cities of Espoo (Finland), Mannheim (Germany) and Umea (Sweden), all of them ICLEI Members, have joined forces to accelerate sustainability transformations using Local Green Deals. Their common ambition is to bundle and strengthen existing efforts through this new approach for delivering sustain...

23 May 2022

Share your experiences with localising the EU Green Deal

ICLEI Europe partners from the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), have launched a survey on “Closing the Green Deal Gap”. The survey aims to guide a mid-term review of the status, successes and difficulties faced by cities and regions when implementing the EU Green Deal locally. IC...

16 May 2022

Four key messages for sustainable just cities

ICLEI Europe is committed to driving locally-anchored just transitions. Last month, ICLEI Europe supported a Strategic Conversation on this topic, bringing together key actors working to integrate sustainability and justice in cities, including representatives from ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden),...

29 March 2022

The International Sustainable Cities Summit: building bridges for a sustainable urban world in the age of emergency

This month, ICLEI and ICLEI Member Kadıköy (Turkey) joined forces to convene the International Sustainable Cities Summit. Local leaders from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and the USA – including ICLEI First Vice President Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö (Sweden) and ICL...

4 March 2022

Checklist, tools, and insights on testing out energy transition solutions

Over the past several years, ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Basel (Switzerland), Bristol (the United Kingdom), Grenoble (France), Mannheim (Germany), and Warsaw (Poland) have been experimenting with using an innovative “City Lab” approach to push forward local energy transition. Now, t...

28 February 2022

Multi-level cooperation is the only way to reach climate neutrality

Time and time again, we have seen resounding calls from local governments demanding multi-level climate change action. From the Mannheim Message (2020) to COP26 (2021), local leaders have consistently called on higher governing levels to meaningfully bring local leaders to their decision-making tabl...

18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

15 February 2022

Action Fund-supported study finds significant NO2 reduction thanks to pop-up bike lanes

Cycle paths can improve health, local economies, safety and the environment. This has been measured and demonstrated in ICLEI Member Berlin (Germany), one of the most populated cities in the European Union. From October 2020 to November 2021, a study conducted by the NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) o...