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4 February 2020

Bonn backs up climate emergency with catalogue of 150 climate measures

On 4 July 2019, the City of Bonn (Germany) joined other towns, cities, and even countries across the world in calling a climate emergency, through which affirming that climate protection must have top priority in all municipal action. Since then, the City has been working hard to turn their declara...

29 January 2020

Basque municipalities provide practical guidance on localising the Sustainable Development Goals

Municipalities seeking guidance on localising Agenda 2030 and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can now make use of a guidance document published by ICLEI Member Udalsarea - a network of over 200 Basque municipalities committed to sustainability. The document, which is titled "Loc...

27 January 2020

ICLEI joins call urging EU leaders to exclude fossil fuel support from Cohesion Policy funding

In the coming months, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the heads of state and government in the European Council are expected to reach an agreement on whether or not fossil fuels will be excluded from Cohesion Policy funding, 2021-2027. Cohesion Policy funding aims to reduce te...

25 September 2019

Zurich and Ghent win procurement awards at 2019 Procura+ awards ceremony

The biggest successes in public procurement were honored last night at the 2019 Procura+ Awards ceremony, which took place during the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger (Norway). ICLEI Members Ghent (Belgium) and Zurich (Switzerland) were winners in their respective categories, fighting off strong compe...

23 September 2019

ICLEI Mayors take up UNECE challenge to plant more trees

Urban areas are responsible for an estimated 75 percent of C02 emissions worldwide, making city-level action critical for global efforts to address the climate emergency. One simple yet powerful way cities can reduce climate change and become more sustainable and resilient, is planting trees. Strat...

20 September 2019

Mayors representing 8,000 European Cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

As youth from across the world take to the streets today, in a Global Climate Strike for the Future, City leaders representing the European Covenant of Mayors have come together to demand the climate proofing of budgets at an EU and national level. Climate proofing is about analysing every euro com...

12 September 2019

Glasgow to host COP26 in 2020

ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom) will host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference, UNFCC COP26. The 26th annual "conference of the parties" event, an annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), brings together world leaders to discuss key environmental ...