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11 May 2022

Sustainable Cities Platform launches sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award

Local and regional authorities spearheading the implementation of Local Green Deals and civil society organisations advancing the sustainable urban transformation in Europe are encouraged to apply for the chance to win 10,000 EUR. The sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award is now underway...

10 May 2022

Green Harbours of Hope: Sustainable and equitable cities in times of crisis

How can cities be Green Harbours of Hope in times of crisis? On April 27th, leading up to the Malmö ICLEI World Congress, two elected officials and a civil society representative from ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) and Cascais (Portugal), reflected on how their cities are stepping up to recei...

3 May 2022

City Leaders from G7 Nations Convene at U7 Mayors Summit and Adopt Powerful Declaration

At the 2022 U7 Mayors Summit – co-hosted by ICLEI in the context of the Urban7 Group Alliance – mayors came together with high-level representatives of the German G7 Presidency to discuss cities’ decisive role in achieving the G7 Presidency’s vision of “progre...

24 September 2021

New ICLEI member Cigli fosters biodiversity in Gediz Delta

ICLEI extends a warm welcome to one of its newest members, Çiğli (Turkey). Located in the north of İzmir metropolitan city, Çiğli is one of the biggest districts of İzmir with an area of 133 km2. Çiğli is an exclusive metropolitan district of İzmir, which strives to maint...

12 August 2021

Faster, more intense, with more devastating impacts: New IPCC report lays out the scientific basis of the climate emergency

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, which brings together the most recent advances in climate science to outline the current state of climate change. The results are grave, as was explored in a recent ICLEI Talk...

2 February 2021

Lahti invites European cities to engage in dialogue on environmental solutions

ICLEI Member and current European Green Capital, Lahti (Finland), has recently launched a series of panel discussions to be held once a month on environmental solutions, and innovation and cooperation models available for European cities. The panel discussions, together referred to the ‘Europ...

10 November 2020

Lappeenranta co-develops toolbox for improved energy efficiency in public and private buildings

Investments in energy efficiency are often hindered by barriers such as high upfront costs, lack of access to finance, high perceived risk, lack of trust in new technologies, competing investment priorities, lack of knowledge, awareness and personal resources, and split incentives. Many of these ba...

2 November 2020

Malmö and Turku profiled in Daring Cities Podcast

ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden) and Turku (Finland) were profiled in a recent podcast series produced by the Daring Cities Conference. The Daring Cities podcast profiles and interviews urban leaders around the world who are taking radical climate action to prepare for, adapt to, and tackle the cl...

30 October 2020

Daring cities use their public procurement power to tackle the climate crisis

Cities around the world committed to leveraging their purchasing power to reduce carbon emissions at Daring Cities – the global virtual forum for urban leaders boldly tackling the climate emergency, which took place earlier this month. In three action-oriented sessions organised by ICLEI&rsqu...