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16 February 2024

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe celebrates 15 years of local action

Fifteen years ago, 370 mayors convened at the European Parliament to inaugurate the Covenant of Mayors - Europe. In doing so, this network of mayors, managed by a consortium of city networks including ICLEI Europe, committed to surpassing the EU’s 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets by at leas...

6 February 2024

Mayor Elke Kahr of ICLEI Member Graz receives the 2023 World Mayor Prize

Initially, 92 worldwide mayors competed for the 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards, but only nine emerged as finalists, with Mayor Elke Kahr of ICLEI Member Graz (Austria), ultimately winning the title. Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director for ICLEI Europe said, “In times when many leaders are ...

26 January 2024

New ICLEI leadership sets out a joint strategic work plan and agenda until 2027

Mayors of the newly elected ICLEI European Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) came together in Brussels (Belgium) for the first time of their three-year mandate to set out a shared agenda and work plan for the organisation. Priorities of the joint work plan include putting in place action towards...

18 January 2024

Greek cities can apply for financial support for data-driven climate action through ICLEI Action Fund

With rising temperatures and vulnerability to climate-related events, Greek cities grapple with environmental challenges like energy poverty, heat waves, and infrastructure vulnerability. To combat this, Greece must drive a sustainable energy transition to mitigate the impacts of climate change whil...

6 December 2023

Glasgow engages with citizens in local stocktake event ahead of COP28

On 26 October, ICLEI Member Glasgow City Council (Scotland) brought together local communities and business representatives to discuss Glasgow’s progress on its local climate targets and hear their ideas about a way forward to a just, sustainable city. The effort came as an official contributi...

21 November 2023

Four ICLEI Member Mayors are finalists for 2023 World Mayor Prize

Four of the nine leaders finalists for the 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards hail from ICLEI Member Cities. The winner will be announced in January 2024. Initially, there were 92 contenders for 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards, but only nine emerged as finalists. Since its inception in 2004, this ...

9 October 2023

ICLEI Member Aalborg sets the stage for local participation

"Aalborg 2024 is a unique platform where participants can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and develop new approaches to promote sustainability in our cities. And, while professionals and decision-makers discuss sustainability at the conference, Kildeparken will be buzzing with green activitie...

2 October 2023

Constituency of cities, towns, regions and other subnationals release climate position statement ahead of COP28

The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency has released its official position in the lead-up to COP28, which includes ten requests as part of a call to action for COP28. The LGMA is the voice of cities and regions in the climate negotiation process. Every year at COP, the LG...

21 July 2023

ICLEI Members are finalists for the 2025 European Green Capital Award

Finalists for the prestigious 2025 European Green Capital (EGCA 2025) and 2025 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2025) have been announced, including ICLEI Members Graz (Austria) and Guimarães (Portugal)! Graz and Guimarães are finalists for the EGCA 2025, alongside the City of Vilnius (Latvia...