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21 March 2022

A circular transition towards climate neutrality: identifying cities’ needs and challenges

Circular economy and climate neutrality are at the heart of a city's sustainable transformation. What obstacles do cities face in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, and moving towards Climate Neutrality? Which drivers and opportunities could help them to unlock their transformation p...

21 February 2022

Kicking off spring with e-kickscooter pilots

Spring is approaching, providing warmer weather and thus opportunities to move around cities with smaller modes of transport such as bicycles and e-scooters. Integrating transport modes in a seamless manner is a great challenge to achieve sustainable transport systems for smarter more sustainable ci...

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 ...

14 February 2022

Twelve cities in final race to win European sustainable mobility awards

The European Commission has revealed the finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards for smaller and larger municipalities, the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and the EU Urban Road Safety Award. Several ICLEI Members are among this year’s finalists. Valongo (Portugal) ...

11 February 2022

City of Malmö joins ‘Making Cities Resilient 2030’ initiative to strengthen fight against climate change

ICLEI member Malmö (Sweden) has become the newest member of the global network Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), an initiative convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to support cities in building their resilience to climate and disaster risks. ICLEI is a...

4 February 2022

ICLEI Action Fund subgrantee uses data to reduce air pollution in Copenhagen

Through the ICLEI Action Fund, Danish non-profit organisation Miljøpunkt Amager (MPA) harnessed environmental data, implementing pilots that reduce air pollution. The results were quantifiable: the pilots reduced fine particle pollution by up to 13 percent. The ICLEI Action Fund is a grantin...

3 February 2022

Contribute your expertise to help drive sustainable urban transitions in European cities

Sustainable urban transitions are a complex and ever-changing endeavour. Heat waves and flooding, pollution, waste management, loss of green space – all likely worsened by climate change – are just a few of many factors that can complicate sustainable transitions. In recognition of this ...

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...

26 January 2022

Sharing is caring: spreading nature-based solutions in cities

Cooperation between Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) has resulted in fruitful approaches for implementation of nature-based solutions. Zagreb’s gradual and inclusive approach to renewing a post-industrial district has proven a valuable approach, applicable to o...