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14 September 2020

A toolkit demonstrates how to build liveable, 'human-scale' cities

Cities in Europe and beyond who are looking to overcome the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human wellbeing can now consult a toolkit to guide their sustainable urban transition. The toolkit shares tips about designing and managing urban spaces with people in mind, and putting citizens&...

10 September 2020

Kadikoy supports local producers and waste-free living

ICLEI Member Kadikoy (İstanbul, Turkey) has recently launched a new initiative titled the “Waste-Free Shop” as part of its zero waste movement. The initiative was launched on World Environment Day 2020, in order to minimise waste generation in the city, while supporting local, sustainab...

8 September 2020

A new toolkit shows cities how to reduce their waste or use waste as a resource

A new toolkit launched by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN) contains tips, guidance and inspiring stories from experts, to encourage cities to transition to a circular economy and improve waste prevention practices. From cycling compost heaps to showing packaging producers where their rubbis...

1 September 2020

Local governments launch “Edinburgh Declaration” for bold action against biodiversity loss

The “Edinburgh Declaration” is a new statement of intent – which is the result of a comprehensive consultative process supported by ICLEI Europe – that paves the way for strengthened local government representation at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) and in global b...

21 August 2020

A new toolkit outlines how to become the next European Green Capital

A new toolkit from the European Commission guides cities through every step to become the next European Green Capital – from the decision to apply to collecting the necessary data and writing a successful application. Based on insights and first-hand experience from previous winners and finali...

20 August 2020

Fighting for local power (generation)

Countries across Europe are struggling to meet their climate targets and to transition to clean energy systems. Community-scale renewable energy has great potential to help decarbonise local economies, while benefiting local communities. Unfortunately, this potential is too often blocked by high sup...

18 August 2020

The footprint of convening online

The 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (also known as Mannheim2020) is fast approaching. The event is part of a longstanding conference series that has, since 1994, inspired and catalysed urban sustainability in Europe. Most notably, the series has directly result...

7 August 2020

Racial justice is part of climate justice

All summer, protests have spread across the world calling for racial justice and for organisations – from all sectors and levels of government – to take action to combat racism. These protests have made several things clear, including that racial justice is a critical component of climat...

28 July 2020

Learn from European Green Capital Network leaders how to improve your city’s environmental performance

Cities committed to improving their sustainability indicators and turning environmental challenges into opportunities are invited to participate in a new webinar series hosted by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN), taking place in September. The EGCN represents the former European Green Capi...