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15 October 2021

Meet the finalists for this year's Transformative Action Award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Nijmegen (the Netherlands), as well as from the City of A Coruña (Spain) and from La Titaranya SCCL were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2021 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Tr...

30 September 2021

Carbon-neutral, sustainable, inclusive: unlocking cities' full potentials through Local Green Deals

Last year, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal, with the ambitious target of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In autumn 2020, local leaders met with the European Commission at Mannheim2020 to gain formal agreement from the European level t...

10 August 2021

Transformative Action Award showcases Europe’s most inspiring examples of urban sustainable transformation

The application deadline for the 2021 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award receiving 27 applications from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe. Applications to this year’s award span 11 countries and cover a wide range of sustainab...

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 ...

8 July 2021

Less than one month left to apply for the 2021 Transformative Action Award

With less than a month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation by applying to the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient...

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 ...