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28 October 2021

Action catalysed by the Mannheim Message one year on

One year ago, in October 2020, the Mannheim Message was launched at the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, known as Mannheim2020. The European Commission welcomed the launch, with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission,...

26 October 2021

COP26: the power of local voices

This November, the countries of the world will come together in ICLEI Member Glasgow (UK) for climate change negotiations held under the banner of “COP26” – the 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Prev...

22 October 2021

ICLEI Europe-Google collaboration leverages power of data-driven approaches for local climate action

ICLEI Europe and Google have been working together to better understand how the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) tool – created by Google in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – can support cities in bolstering local climate action and i...

15 October 2021

Meet the finalists for this year's Transformative Action Award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Nijmegen (the Netherlands), as well as from the City of A Coruña (Spain) and from La Titaranya SCCL were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2021 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Tr...

30 September 2021

Carbon-neutral, sustainable, inclusive: unlocking cities' full potentials through Local Green Deals

Last year, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal, with the ambitious target of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In autumn 2020, local leaders met with the European Commission at Mannheim2020 to gain formal agreement from the European level t...

28 September 2021

ICLEI Members commit to a clean and healthy future

Since its launch one year ago, 26 ICLEI Members have signed the Green City Accord, committing to ambitious improvements in five key environmental areas. On 22 September, the Green City Accord celebrated a significant milestone at a hybrid ceremony: 73 cities have signed the political commitment &nd...

10 August 2021

Transformative Action Award showcases Europe’s most inspiring examples of urban sustainable transformation

The application deadline for the 2021 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award receiving 27 applications from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe. Applications to this year’s award span 11 countries and cover a wide range of sustainab...

5 August 2021

ICLEI Europe's newest Member demonstrates commitment to fostering a circular economy

Earlier this year, ICLEI was pleased to welcome Murcia (Spain) as its newest Member. Murcia has a long history of rolling-out sustainability measures; this is perhaps best exemplified in its leading work on fostering circular economies. As a signatory to the Circular City Declaration, Murcia has de...

2 August 2021

Izmit project tackles waste and supports local children

Waste and promoting circularity is a critical challenge facing cities across the world. ICLEI Member Izmit (Turkey) has launched a new project to work toward meeting that challenge head-on, while also supporting families and local children. Izmit Municipality and Izmit City Council have worked toge...