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24 February 2022

Strong urban alliance formed to accompany the German G7 Presidency

ICLEI, the Association of German Cities, and the Global Parliament of Mayors have launched an urban alliance to accompany the German G7 Presidency. The alliance will support the G7 Presidency programme, which has highlighted the importance of harnessing the transformative power of cities. Cities can...

18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

15 February 2022

Action Fund-supported study finds significant NO2 reduction thanks to pop-up bike lanes

Cycle paths can improve health, local economies, safety and the environment. This has been measured and demonstrated in ICLEI Member Berlin (Germany), one of the most populated cities in the European Union. From October 2020 to November 2021, a study conducted by the NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) o...

9 February 2022

Explore new database to learn from local areas speeding-up the roll-out of mobility solutions

Innovations appear on the market quickly – it is much harder to implement them quickly. A new online tool gathers state-of-the-art cases of local areas speedily rolling-out mobility solutions. These examples provide tips, lessons learnt, and links that other local leaders can follow to inform...

2 February 2022

2024 European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards now accepting applications

The European Commission has launched the competition for the highly prestigious 2024 European Green Capital (EGCA 2024) and the 2023 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2023) Awards. Ambitious European cities of all sizes are encouraged to apply by the 25 March deadline for this excellent opportunit...

24 January 2022

COVID-19, climate change, liberal democracy and the role of local governments

A reflection from Wolfgang Teubner, ICLEI Regional Director for Europe, as we begin a new year. Looking back on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large in Europe, a few things become clear to me. Namely, our democracies are fragile, facing climate change may be even more of an “uphil...

21 January 2022

ICLEI Members prove that nature-based solutions are a safe and sound investment

Nature-based solutions are a quick and cost-effective way to transform our surroundings to become more sustainable and they will be a key element in building more resilient and healthy societies. A new report on ‘Investing in a Green Urban Future’ demonstrates that these solutions are a ...

17 January 2022

Welcome to Grenoble: European Green Capital 2022

On 15 January, the newest ICLEI Member Grenoble (France) hosted a handover ceremony to help officially kick-off its year as the 2022 European Green Capital.  Every year since 2010, the European Commission has awarded the highly prestigious title of European Green Capital to a city that has sho...

24 November 2021

Winner of the Transformative Action Award 2021 is revealed

The citizen-centred cooperative La Titaranya SCCL was crowned the Transformative Action of 2021 this week at a virtual ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. The organisation impressed the jury with their action, which focuses on the physical and social rehabilitation of a local, ...