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26 May 2022

Espoo, Mannheim and Umea join forces to pioneer local implementation of the European Green Deal

The cities of Espoo (Finland), Mannheim (Germany) and Umea (Sweden), all of them ICLEI Members, have joined forces to accelerate sustainability transformations using Local Green Deals. Their common ambition is to bundle and strengthen existing efforts through this new approach for delivering sustain...

23 May 2022

Share your experiences with localising the EU Green Deal

ICLEI Europe partners from the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), have launched a survey on “Closing the Green Deal Gap”. The survey aims to guide a mid-term review of the status, successes and difficulties faced by cities and regions when implementing the EU Green Deal locally. IC...

16 May 2022

Four key messages for sustainable just cities

ICLEI Europe is committed to driving locally-anchored just transitions. Last month, ICLEI Europe supported a Strategic Conversation on this topic, bringing together key actors working to integrate sustainability and justice in cities, including representatives from ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden),...

28 April 2022

44 ICLEI Cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

Today, the cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission, have been announced. 112 cities in total will represent all 27 EU member states, along with 12 additional cities from associated countries. Of those selected, 44 cities are I...

22 April 2022

Last chance: only one week left to apply to the Procura+ Awards 2022

Public authorities leading on sustainable, circular and/or innovative public procurements have just one more week (until 30 April) to apply for the prestigious 2022 Procura+ Awards. Apply now – because good sustainable public procurers deserve to be recognised for their great work! Applicatio...

31 March 2022

ICLEI Members Valongo and Tampere crowned winners of the 2022 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK awards

Earlier this week, the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK’s sustainable urban mobility awards were announced live by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility, at a hybrid ceremony in Brussels; ICLEI Members Valo...

29 March 2022

The International Sustainable Cities Summit: building bridges for a sustainable urban world in the age of emergency

This month, ICLEI and ICLEI Member Kadıköy (Turkey) joined forces to convene the International Sustainable Cities Summit. Local leaders from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and the USA – including ICLEI First Vice President Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö (Sweden) and ICL...

28 March 2022

The U7 alliance continues to amplify urban voices on the global stage

ICLEI, the Association of German Cities, and the Global Parliament of Mayors have formed a strong urban alliance to accompany the German G7 Presidency. This alliance of urban leaders continues a so-called “G7 Urban7” (U7) process, and is thus aptly referred to as the “U7”. Th...

24 March 2022

Cities helping cities: the war in Ukraine

International crises have local repercussions, directly impacting cities and their communities. The ongoing war in Ukraine has displaced countless communities, with the United Nations reporting that over 3.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since 24 February. As Mayor Peter Kurz of ICLEI Member M...