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23 February 2024

Free tool now available to help cities identify broad impacts of energy efficiency measures

Thanks to piloting and insights from ICLEI Members Tartu (Estonia), Calvià (Spain) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), a free online tool is now available to help stakeholders understand diverse impacts of energy efficiency measures. The so-called MICATool – or Multiple Impacts Calculation To...

21 February 2024

Working with the Belgian Presidency towards a strong role for local governments in the next European mandate

An enormous task lies before the Belgian government as they take over the Presidency of the European Council for the period from January-June 2024. The coming months will be crucial not only for preparing for the European elections, but also for determining whether Europe maintains its course toward...

5 February 2024

Cities discuss strategies to finance their climate ambition

Cities are leading the way when it comes to innovative climate action – but the same level of ambition on finance is also needed to fund it. It begs the question of how cities can meet the costs of a green transition? Are there new and innovative approaches? Can more private capital be mobilis...

1 February 2024

ICLEI and partners rally support for a science-based EU 2040 climate target

ICLEI and its partners from the Coalition for Higher Ambition are rallying broad support for a science-based 2040 climate target. Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on the EU Climate Target 2040 expected in February, members of the Coalition have prepared a joi...

29 January 2024

Ukrainian version of “Local Green Deals: A Blueprint for Action” is now available

On January 30, 2024, a webinar will introduce the Ukrainian version of "Local Green Deals: A Blueprint for Action," a pivotal document crafted under the European Commission's Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). This initiative aids a network of 80 cities across 18 countries in steering their gr...

26 January 2024

New ICLEI leadership sets out a joint strategic work plan and agenda until 2027

Mayors of the newly elected ICLEI European Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) came together in Brussels (Belgium) for the first time of their three-year mandate to set out a shared agenda and work plan for the organisation. Priorities of the joint work plan include putting in place action towards...

25 January 2024

40 EU cities come together in Brussels to call for an ambitious future EU urban policy

Yesterday, ICLEI RexCom Members Aalborg (Denmark) and Antwerp (Belgium), as well as ICLEI Europe Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner took the stand at a high-level event discussing the future of the EU urban policy with 40 of Europe’s biggest cities, hosted by Perspective Brussels, the urban pl...

20 December 2023

Implementing COP28: an urgent call for multilevel governance in the EU

This year’s international climate negotiations (COP28) in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) marked a significant turning point in global climate negotiations. The establishment of a Loss and Damage Financing Mechanism and the historic agreement to transition away from fossil fuels are well document...

13 December 2023

Help translate urban well-being research into policy

Translating research results is crucial for ensuring that the most up-to-date, evidence-informed policies and practices are implemented to maximise wellbeing, public health and reduce inequalities. However, generating policy impact from research is challenging. Research evidence of similar quality o...