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15 April 2021

ICLEI Europe helps connect local action with European and global initiatives

Those working for a city are often approached to join initiatives or to become signatories to Commitments, Declarations and Messages in the area of sustainable development. Given the number of such initiatives, one wonder, “why are these important and why should my city participate? Does it su...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

2 April 2021

Help investigate impacts of urban lighting on health and wellbeing

Prolonged exposure to artificial lighting – like screens and poor lighting conditions – can impact our mood, comfort, productivity, and ability to sleep well. We have also probably all felt vulnerable or uncomfortable in public spaces that weren’t properly lit. Collectively, these ...

31 March 2021

Re-CoMmit to climate action

Many climate and energy targets developed across the world over the past several decades were aiming to accomplish certain milestones by 2020. In 2021, it is time to re-commit to renewed, ambitious climate and energy action. In this spirit, the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) is stepping-up action for a fa...

30 March 2021

2021 Transformative Action Award now accepting applications

Win 10,000 EUR and gain recognition as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities, the 2021 Transformative Action Award rewards transformative actions carri...

29 March 2021

Two Turkish cities become ICLEI Europe’s newest Members

ICLEI Europe is proud to welcome Mersin and İzmit as its newest Members, joining the ICLEI network of local governments committed to sustainability. Mersin is a coastal city located in the south of Turkey, and home to the country’s largest seaport. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality has taken ...

26 March 2021

New factsheets explore how procurement can tackle the climate crisis

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN), coordinated by ICLEI, has published a set of global public procurement factsheets exploring the links between procurement and the climate crisis. The factsheets provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the constru...

26 March 2021

ICLEI Members commit to forging a more resilient water future

On 22-23 March, in honour of World Water Day, ICLEI Member Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) hosted the Sustainable Water Policy Summit in Cities. The event convened experts, advocates and leaders, including ICLEI Secretary General Gino van Begin, Mayor of ICLEI Member Bonn (Germany) and ICLE...

16 March 2021

Upcoming forum to display technologies for the circularity of packaging waste

Innovators are working hard to make packaging more circular. An increasing number of collaborative strategies and new technologies for plastic circularity are now a reality, ready to be implemented in the market. These solutions will be showcased at a free online forum on 13 April, which will introd...