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7 June 2022

The crumbling foundation of urban life - cities must play a strong role in saving Europe’s soil ecosystems

Healthy soils are vital to life on earth itself, providing the foundation for biodiversity and food supply. Within the scope of the European Commisson's EU Soil Strategy for 2030, published November 2021, a new position paper by ICLEI explores this crucial framework, while acknowledging gaps in the ...

31 May 2022

Local authorities invited to sign the Edinburgh Declaration: make your voice count

In order to protect biodiversity and foster resilience across the world, all levels of government and society must work together. In this regard, the role of cities, subnational governments, and local authorities cannot be underestimated! The Edinburgh Process and Edinburgh Declaration are central t...

28 April 2022

44 ICLEI Cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

Today, the cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission, have been announced. 112 cities in total will represent all 27 EU member states, along with 12 additional cities from associated countries. Of those selected, 44 cities are I...