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14 January 2021

Call opens to host CIVITAS Forum 2021

Applications are now being accepted from cities across Europe for the opportunity to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021. The CIVITAS Forum Conference serves as the main event of the CIVITAS Initiative, and is one of the leading conferences on sustainable mobility in Europe. The conference provi...

11 January 2021

Hamburg convenes partners to better preserve areas of cultural heritage from hazards and risks

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) has convened a group of its partners to join a virtual 'match-making meeting', with the goal to establish milestones for collaboration between research partners, local stakeholders and the city, on the topic of better preserving areas of cultural heritage from hazards ...

6 January 2021

Rooting for regrowth: looking back at 2020

The past year was tumultuous to say the least, posing challenges to on-site sustainability activities worldwide. Cities have, however, seized this challenge as an opportunity to root their work locally, and re-evaluate efforts. Throughout 2020, so-called 'Living Labs' have bolstered these efforts by...

17 December 2020

European Circular Cities Declaration introduced for all

The European Circular Cities Declaration, launched at the Mannheim2020 conference, enables local and regional governments to communicate their commitment to supporting the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe. A number of local governments have already become signatories to the d...

16 December 2020

Cultural heritage at the core of urban transformation

Since 2017, European cities, universities and research institutes, city networks like ICLEI, small and medium enterprises, consultancies and more have come together to demonstrate how cultural heritage can be a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development and economic growth f...

15 December 2020

Helsinki approves its Bicycle Action Plan for 2020-2025

ICLEI Member Helsinki (Finland) aims to make the Finnish capital a place in which cycling is suitable for all ages in all seasons with its Bicycle Action Plan 2020-2025: an update of the first city-wide cycling plan released in 2014. In addition, the city has set out to increase cycling’s moda...

15 December 2020

What (governance) approaches can cities take to support social innovation in energy?

People around the world are trying out new social practices, or reviving practices from the past, in the hope that those meet our needs better than existing solutions do. Those new (or revived) practices are social innovations. Social innovations in energy (SIEs) can include energy cooperatives; new...

9 December 2020

Video series highlights good practices in socially responsible public procurement

Browse the videos below to learn more about how leaders across Europe are pioneering good practices in sustainable and socially responsible public procurement. The video series is based on the campaign #WeBuySocialEU and a report on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) published by the Eu...

4 December 2020

How to use public procurement to make the technology supply chain fairer for all

Public procurement is increasingly being recognised as a facilitator, able to improve the performance of global supply chains with respect to human and labour rights, as well as environmental impacts. International initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal showca...