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30 September 2022

ICLEI welcomes newest member: Munich

The City of Munich (Germany) has joined ICLEI. Munich is the third-largest city in Germany and the capital of the State of Bavaria. In 2019, the city set the ambitious goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2035. Since April 2022, the city has been a participant in the European Commission’s &...

21 September 2022

ICLEI Member Udalsarea 2030 celebrates its 20th anniversary

Recently, ICLEI Member Udalsarea 2030 (Basque Country) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Created in December 2022 with only 16 municipalities, Udalsarea serves as a forum for coordination between Basque public administrations to promote sustainability at municipal level. Udalsarea 2030 reaches its 20...

15 September 2022

ICLEI welcomes new Member: Detmold

Detmold (Germany) has joined ICLEI! Detmold is the capital of culture in the Teutoburg Forest area. The municipality is home to 75,000 inhabitants from around 120 nations. It is no wonder that Detmold holds this "captial of culture" title, given its broad cultural programme spanning a European...

6 September 2022

ICLEI Member Muratpaşa releases versatile new climate portal

ICLEI Member Muratpaşa is an active member of the sustainability community, going above and beyond in circular economy and community engagement. The municipality now offers a new service of great use to the public, with its release of the Muratpaşa Climate Portal. The website gathers environmental...

26 August 2022

ICLEI Europe advances nature-based solutions worldwide

ICLEI Europe is partnering with local governments to create and implement nature-based solutions (NBS) projects and initiatives that further both human and environmental health and promote biodiversity. Examples include: UrbanByNature Capacity-Building Programme Born of a partnership between I...

17 August 2022

Call to ICLEI members to join a peer-to-peer workshop in Mannheim on localising the European Green Deal

Next 12-13 October, ICLEI member Mannheim (Germany) will host a Knowledge Exchange Sprint focused on how cities can accelerate the transformation towards sustainability by localising the European Green Deal. ICLEI invites its members to take part in this in-person workshop, with a travel budget avai...

11 August 2022

Expanding our network of leaders with Matosinhos

Matosinhos (Portugal) has joined ICLEI. Matosinhos is a Portuguese Municipality belonging to the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto. Boasting a dense urban population of around 172,000 (INE, 2021), it is a unique combination of seaside, new architecture, pilgrim and historical monuments, while rema...

25 July 2022

Apply for LUCI Cities and Lighting Awards

ICLEI members are invited to apply for the new LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards. Designed for cities and local authorities, the new LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards recognise urban lighting projects that reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of urban lighting and show a positive impact on economi...

15 July 2022

Major Progress for Urban7 Alliance in G7 Process

Cities have a transformative power and can contribute to goals established by the German G7 Presidency in 2022. In the last several months, significant progress has been made by the Urban7 Alliance (U7) – co-led by ICLEI – in achieving these goals in the form of meetings, declarations, a...