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23 March 2020

Intelligent Cities Challenge now open for applications

The European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is now open for applications. Building on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the ICC seeks to help 100 EU cities tackle their urban challenges to support green, sustainable and inclusive growth. This 2.5-year program...

2 March 2020

ICLEI welcomes European Committee of the Regions’ new President and 1st Vice President

On 12 February, the 329 Members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected a new President and 1st Vice President for its next five-year mandate. The Governor of Central Macedonia (Greece), Apostolos Tzitzikostas, will lead...

27 February 2020

The city of the future is a water-sensitive city

Barbara Anton is an expert in urban water management, and a Coordinator at ICLEI Europe leading a number of European and global projects. This winter, REVOLVE magazine interviewed Barbara to explore her perspectives on the critical role of water in urban centres and the implications for local govern...

26 February 2020

New municipalities join ICLEI Europe’s network of committed members

ICLEI Europe’s network of local governments committed to sustainability continues to grow. The newest members are Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council (United Kingdom), and Karşıyaka Municipality (Turkey). Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council is the local authority for t...

25 February 2020

New webinar series launches on social innovation in energy transitions

The transformation to low-carbon energy systems is often associated with technological innovation. But such a transition is not all about technology. Energy transitions profoundly influence our society and the ways it is organised. All actors and institutions – from corporate energy suppliers...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Member Rome helps rugby fans travel sustainably

For the seventh year in a row, ICLEI Member Rome (Italy)’s public transport operator (Roma Servizi per Mobilità) is providing rugby fans travelling to the Italian capital for the Six Nations Championship with advice on how to reach the city’s Olympic Stadium sustainably. The shor...

20 February 2020

Cycling takes centre stage in Bordeaux’s municipal election campaigns

As France gears up for countrywide municipal and mayoral elections on 22 March, sustainable development and cycling find themselves at the centre of political campaigns. This is certainly the case in ICLEI Member Bordeaux (France). With an annual population growth rate of nearly two per cent and tr...

13 February 2020

ICLEI Members invited to co-elaborate urban climate change solutions at UNIC Congress

This April, diverse urban stakeholders will come together at the UNIC Green Infrastructure Future Summit (also known as the UNIC Congress) to co-elaborate concrete solutions, which can be scaled up throughout Europe and the world, to address the challenges posed by climate change. ICLEI Europe is s...