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5 June 2021

European cities showcase what urban ecosystem restoration means in practice

This World Environment Day (5 June) marks the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global movement initiated by the UN General Assembly to help halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. As an official Global Partner of the initiative, ICLEI is brin...

20 May 2021

ICLEI calls to streamline EU climate and energy legislation and funding in “Fit for 55” package

Today, 20 May, ICLEI has brought forward a joint letter to EU leaders and Heads of States as part of a coalition of 50 organisations representing European local and regional governments, businesses, investor groups, and NGOs calling for a strong EU legislative package. The “Fit for 55” ...

28 April 2021

Racing toward a climate neutral Europe

Interview with Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI Europe Coordinator, Climate Policy and Energy Governance In the lead up to COP26, and with the European Green Deal’s ambitious target of reaching ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050 on the table, local leaders are gearing up to take bold climate act...

27 April 2021

Baltic cities invited to learn more about the Green City Accord

Since its launch last year, Mayors from across Europe have been steadily joining the Green City Accord, a European Commission initiative to encourage city authorities to take further action to make their cities cleaner and healthier, and thereby improve the quality of life for their citizens. About ...

23 April 2021

Regions taking action to integrate cultural and natural heritage into regional development strategies

Many regions across Europe are currently updating their "Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies" (RIS3) – in other words, research and innovation strategies for a region that: focus policy and investments on key priorities; build on local strengths; support innovation and stimulate priv...

2 April 2021

Help investigate impacts of urban lighting on health and wellbeing

Prolonged exposure to artificial lighting – like screens and poor lighting conditions – can impact our mood, comfort, productivity, and ability to sleep well. We have also probably all felt vulnerable or uncomfortable in public spaces that weren’t properly lit. Collectively, these ...

30 March 2021

One year of COVID-19: ensuring green and just recovery

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. One year has passed since that monumental declaration, and our cities and communities have become markedly different as a result. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life across the world. This has been starkly visible in citi...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...

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...