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26 May 2022

Espoo, Mannheim and Umea join forces to pioneer local implementation of the European Green Deal

The cities of Espoo (Finland), Mannheim (Germany) and Umea (Sweden), all of them ICLEI Members, have joined forces to accelerate sustainability transformations using Local Green Deals. Their common ambition is to bundle and strengthen existing efforts through this new approach for delivering sustain...

24 May 2022

Meet ICLEI Europe's newest Member: Cesena

ICLEI Europe’s newest Member is the City of Cesena, located in the north of Italy among green hills and the Adriatic Sea. The city hosts almost 100,000 inhabitants and has long cultural and culinary traditions, as well as a strong agricultural sector. It was one of the first cities in Europe &...

23 May 2022

Share your experiences with localising the EU Green Deal

ICLEI Europe partners from the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), have launched a survey on “Closing the Green Deal Gap”. The survey aims to guide a mid-term review of the status, successes and difficulties faced by cities and regions when implementing the EU Green Deal locally. IC...

12 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant €7M for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profit and civil society organisations can now apply to receive up to 1 million EUR each to implement data-driven action to help cities reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. The deadline to submit a prop...

11 May 2022

Sustainable Cities Platform launches sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award

Local and regional authorities spearheading the implementation of Local Green Deals and civil society organisations advancing the sustainable urban transformation in Europe are encouraged to apply for the chance to win 10,000 EUR. The sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award is now underway...

10 May 2022

Green Harbours of Hope: Sustainable and equitable cities in times of crisis

How can cities be Green Harbours of Hope in times of crisis? On April 27th, leading up to the Malmö ICLEI World Congress, two elected officials and a civil society representative from ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) and Cascais (Portugal), reflected on how their cities are stepping up to recei...

9 May 2022

ICLEI invites cities to apply for their chance to become the first ever European Capital of Democracy

Local governance is crucial to upholding the strength of our democracies, both in Europe and abroad. The conflicts in Ukraine make it even more striking that cooperation between citizens and city governments are not to be taken for granted. With this in mind, ICLEI Europe strongly encourages cities ...

5 May 2022

Enhancing sustainable urban mobility planning through transition pathways and implementation strategies

“Urgent, urgent, urgent,” was the welcome message delivered by Marijke De Roeck, SUMPs coordinator from the ICLEI Member Antwerp (Belgium), at an online edition of ICLEI Europe's flagship ‘Breakfast at Sustainability’s’ event series. In this statement, De Roeck refers ...

29 April 2022

A more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive Green Deal: New European Bauhaus puts people and places first

  New European Bauhaus: beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive How can collective action on sustainability put people and places first? This is a question best answered with a closer look at the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, which supports the environmental goals of the European Green...