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20 December 2022

Last but not least: ending the year with another COP critical to nature

While the United Nations’ climate change negotiations (COP27) came to an end last month, this December was all about another Conference of the Parties: namely, global biodiversity negotiations known as CBD COP15. This was the occasion for world leaders to come together and agree upon a Post-20...

16 December 2022

Closing the gap between circular economy project development and investment

Moving from a linear (take-make-dispose) economic model to a circular one where resources are reintroduced in a productive system is essential to reduce resource use, reduce waste, lower costs for the environment and society at large, and achieve climate neutrality. However, circular economy project...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

7 November 2022

Presenting the European Commission with concrete Farm to Fork strategy inspiration

At the European Week of Regions and Cities last month, ICLEI Europe and the Committee of the Regions formally handed the European Commission a manifesto and petition calling for the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy to ambitiously advance sustainable food transformation. Taken together, these are &l...

27 October 2022

Local Green Deals: an approach to move from commitment to action

With both the UN Climate Conference (COP27) and World Cities Day (31 October) just around the corner, the question of how to localise global commitments “to create greener, more equitable and sustainable cities” is of particular pertinence. This question – how to move from commitme...

6 September 2022

ICLEI Member Muratpaşa releases versatile new climate portal

ICLEI Member Muratpaşa is an active member of the sustainability community, going above and beyond in circular economy and community engagement. The municipality now offers a new service of great use to the public, with its release of the Muratpaşa Climate Portal. The website gathers environmental...

8 July 2022

ICLEI Members highlighted as sustainable mobility leaders in new publication

ICLEI Members Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country), Bremen (German) and Stockholm (Sweden) have been highlighted by the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative as sustainable mobility leaders. Their work is showcased in a new publication the shares success stories in the thematic areas of “...

5 July 2022

Upcoming G7 meeting to spotlight sustainable urban development

A newly announced summit of urban development ministries of G7 countries is to take place in Potsdam (Germany) this autumn. This proposal was tabled by the German Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) during a meeting with representatives from a number of G7 Ministries on 4 Ju...

30 June 2022

From Katowice to Sharm El Sheikh: cities and regions are gearing-up diplomacy and multilevel action on climate emergency

As the World Urban Forum (WUF11) concludes in ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland), cities and regions remain firm in their work to advocate for elevating global climate action towards upcoming 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) in November 2022. At WUF11, in its ca...