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10 December 2018

ICLEI Members win big at 2019 German sustainability awards

The winners of the 11th German Sustainability Award were announced on 7 December at an award ceremony attended by 1,200 invited guests in Düsseldorf (Germany). During the award ceremony, ICLEI Member Münster (Germany) was awarded the title of ‘Germany’s most sustainable city&rs...

5 December 2018

Luxembourg launches new electric bike-sharing scheme

ICLEI Member Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) has recently launched a new electric bike-sharing scheme, in order to increase the city’s urban mobility offering. The new bike-sharing scheme, which will see the city make 900 bikes available and 94 bike stations installed across the city and in neig...

27 November 2018

ICLEI joins European Green Capital Network’s Call for Action for sustainable cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, ICLEI joined 18 cities from across Europe, who recently came together in European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen (Th...

20 November 2018

ICLEI Members in the running for the European Green Capital Award 2021

The competing cities for the 2021 European Green Capital Award have been revealed, with four ICLEI Members among the nine cities in the running for the title. The ICLEI Members are: Lahti (Finland), Lille & Strasbourg (France) and Tirana (Albania). The European Green Capital Award was created t...

16 November 2018

Bristol moves carbon neutrality target forward by 20 years

In the wake of the latest IPCC report, which warned that humanity has 12 years to take emergency action in order to prevent global warming greater than 1.5°C, ICLEI Member Bristol (United Kingdom) has backed an ambitious new pledge for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030 - 20 years earlier...

15 November 2018

Ghent wins European sustainability award

Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony held today at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium). The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Count...

14 November 2018

Glasgow invests in eBikes

ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom) has recently pledged to match a near 180,000 GBP funding award from Transport Scotland to help kick-start the city’s eBike revolution. The 180,000 cash grant from Transport Scotland will ensure that 63 electrically assisted eBikes can now be introduced in...

8 November 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award Ceremony to take place at the European Committee of the Regions

The 2018 Tranformative Action Award Ceremony is set to take place on 15 November 2018 at 12:30 (CET) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels (Belgium). The award ceremony, organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committe...

6 November 2018

Nijmegen wins green destinations gold award

ICLEI Member Nijmegen (The Netherlands) was recently awarded the much-coveted Green Destinations Gold Award during the Global Green Destinations Day. The ceremony was also hosted by Nijmegen, which is the current European Green Capital. Nijmegen scored highly for their work related to nature, ecol...