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17 January 2020

Genk's decades-long experience with just transition

For several decades now, ICLEI Member Genk (Belgium) has been transitioning away from its legacy as a major coal mining area. The city and the larger Limburg region (within which Genk is located) have found that transition is about much more than just energy. Rather, it has been a long and comprehen...

17 January 2020

ICLEI projects team up to promote innovative sustainable energy planning

Every year, the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place showcases successful projects working on financing climate adaptation, energy efficiency, clean mobility and energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate a market for cli...

16 January 2020

Integrating mitigation and adaptation for more effective climate action

When it comes to action on climate change, both mitigation and adaptation are essential to developing an effective climate policy. The European Covenant of Mayors (CoM) supports cities to take action in both of these streams, and is increasingly encouraging city leaders and technical staff to integ...

15 January 2020

Six European cities use artificial intelligence to move towards carbon neutrality

ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stavanger (Norway), together with Amsterdam, Paris Region, and Tallinn have joined forces through the AI4Cities project, a new EU-funded project challenging companies to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy...

13 January 2020

Lisbon kicks off its year as European Green Capital

ICLEI Member Lisbon (Portugal) kicked off its year as the European Green Capital this weekend. This prestigious title is awarded annually to a European city that is a leader in sustainable development, including environmental, social and economic considerations. The title includes a €350,000 p...

9 January 2020

European Economic and Social Committee announced as official partner for the Mannheim2020 conference

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been announced as an official partner for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. Over the last ...

20 December 2019

New fact sheets from across Europe share best practice knowledge on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

A new series of fact sheets chronicling good practice examples of measures, instruments and planning procedures related to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are now available. Fact sheets draw on the expereinces in ICLEI Members Birmingham (United Kingdom), Budapest (Hungary), and Malmö...

19 December 2019

Europe is going green from the grassroots up

As we approach the end of the decade, one trend in Europe is clear: climate action is on the rise. Public sentiment Europeans are increasingly concerned with the environment and are calling on political actors to respond to the climate crisis. Results released from latest Eurobarometer surveys, a...

18 December 2019

Reflecting on COP25: local and regional governments must be engaged in national and international climate action

This December, national governments from across the world met in Madrid (Spain) for COP25 – an annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which brings together world leaders to discuss key environmental issues and challenges. In previous years, these...