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3 February 2023

When 1 + 1 equals 3 - How international partnerships strengthen Aalborg’s climate ambitions

Over the past year, the Aalborg Climate Alliance has been working to establish voluntary and mutually binding climate partnerships with relevant actors in Aalborg. But when is a collaboration relevant and what is a climate partnership? By Mona Carlsen, Aalborg Municipality. First published on 01.02...

13 January 2023

ICLEI welcomes the new year with new members

As we welcome the 2023 new year, ICLEI is pleased to welcome new members to our network as well. These new members span from the Netherlands to Finland to Hungary and we are happy to have them join our sustainable development community. Green Metropolitan Region of Arnhem-Nijmegen (The Netherlands)...

9 December 2022

Moving nature-based solutions from policy to action

This year for the first time, ICLEI Europe kicked off a series of webinars specifically for our member cities. The next one is just around the corner on 12 December 2022. See why you should join by re-living key insights that emerged from the last edition, which focused on nature-based solutions (NB...

4 November 2022

ICLEI welcomes newest member Edirne

Edirne (Turkey) is the second largest city in Thrace after Istanbul, located in northwestern Turkey and close to the borders with Bulgaria and Greece. Edirne Municipality provides public services to a population of 190,000. Historically known as Adrianople, or ‘‘City of Hadrian’&r...

14 October 2022

ICLEI welcomes newest member Mersin Yenişehir!

Mersin Yenişehir Municipality (Turkey) has joined ICLEI. Located at the centre of Mersin, Yenişehir Municipality is the most developed district of Mersin province. Yenişehir Municipality has a surface area of 10.140 hectares, a population of around 260.000, is composed of 32 neighbourhoods and i...

7 October 2022

ICLEI welcomes newest member Tauragė!

Tauragė District Municipality is located in the southwest of Lithuania, Taurage County, and is home to approximately 38.000 inhabitants. The name derives from two Lithuanian words – “tauras” (auroch) that were roaming along the river, and “ragas“ (horn), so the story g...

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...