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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...

21 October 2020

ICLEI Member Malmö awarded title of EU Fair and Ethical Trade City

The City of Malmö (Sweden) was recently announced as the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021 at an award ceremony which took place online last week. The award, which is now in its second edition, is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General ...

15 October 2020

130 European Mayors commit to green, smart and inclusive recovery at the Intelligent Cities Challenge’s Mayors’ Summit

Wednesday 14 October 2020 marked a milestone in European cities’ political commitment to build greener, digital, and more resilient economies. The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC)’s Mayors Summit, co-organised by ICLEI, brought together the mayors of the 130 ICC cities to exchange vie...

14 October 2020

ICLEI backs call encouraging EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious 2030 climate target

Ahead of the European Council’s discussion on the ambition level of the new 2030 climate target, ICLEI, alongside a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities and NGOs published a joint letter calling on the EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious target ...

13 October 2020

Lappeenranta wins 2021 European Green Leaf award

The 2021 European Green Leaf Award has been awarded to both ICLEI Member Lappeenranta (Finland) and Gabrovo (Bulgaria), while the 2022 European Green Capital Award has gone to the City of Grenoble (France). Lappeenranta was recognised for its commitment to developing into a model green city and ran...

2 October 2020

Katowice wins 2020 Transformative Action Award

ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland) was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2020 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony which took place online during the 9th European conference on sustainable cities and towns. The award, which is organised by ICLEI, the City of Aalborg and the Basque Co...