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21 July 2021

Call to contribute to international conference on "Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing in Cities"

This December, a virtual international conference will explore the relationship between urban lighting and urban dwellers' health and wellbeing. The event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for two days of discussions that explore the ...

12 July 2021

The importance of considering gender in energy transition

By now it is clear that the energy transition is about so much more than only science and technology. There are complex social realities and power dynamics that are critically important to ensuring that we undertake a just, swift and sustainable energy transition. ICLEI Europe staff have dug into ho...

28 June 2021

Apply to join exchange programme for regions in the EU, Western Balkans and Ukraine

Coal regions in the Western Balkans, Ukraine and the EU are invited to join an exchange programme to accelerate just local energy transitions. The programme is an opportunity for regions to start direct, one-to-one dialogues, connect with different stakeholders, learn from each other, and transfer k...

16 April 2021

50 tools to ensure urban green equity

How can cities be both green and equitable? A new policy and planning toolkit provides municipal planners with a 50 tools to help find ways of providing affordable housing, while also improving green equity and ensuring that new green spaces benefit rather than displace local residents. The toolkit...

8 March 2021

International Women’s Day: making sustainable mobility gender-sensitive

Ana Drăguțescu works as the Coordinator of the Sustainable Mobility and Transport team at ICLEI Europe. She has extensive experience supporting cities to ensure their mobility systems work for everyone. Last year, as part of the overarching ‘SUMP 2.0’ process, Ana authored a Sustainab...

1 February 2021

A look to the year(s) ahead

A difficult year lies behind us, which was characterised to a large degree by the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to mitigate its impacts on people and the economy. In many places, we faced a dramatic situation in the first months of the year, with high death tolls, struggling and overburdened hea...

29 January 2021

ICLEI Europe takes steps forward in its commitment to justice

In August 2020, in the midst of a summer which saw a number of social groups, people, and organisations more closely considering and working to tackle racism, ICLEI Europe made our views clear: racial justice is part of climate justice. The dimensions of (in)justice and (in)equality – which in...

14 December 2020

Apply now to join discussion on governing sustainable and just cities

A so-called 'urban arena' will soon be convened online to explore governance arrangements for sustainable and just cities. The arena will bring together a wide diversity of contributors to learn from and get inspired by one another, specifically regarding how to organise for more sustainable and jus...

8 December 2020

ICLEI Europe represented at cluster meeting of European energy transition pioneers

The European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) brought together a number of projects working on Renewable Energy Systems in November 2020 to exchange ideas regarding their activities and discuss plans for creating a brighter future for Europe. There are many exciting new ...