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3 February 2023

When 1 + 1 equals 3 - How international partnerships strengthen Aalborg’s climate ambitions

Over the past year, the Aalborg Climate Alliance has been working to establish voluntary and mutually binding climate partnerships with relevant actors in Aalborg. But when is a collaboration relevant and what is a climate partnership? By Mona Carlsen, Aalborg Municipality. First published on 01.02...

2 February 2023

Zaragoza takes the first steps towards becoming a zero-waste city

On average, each European citizen produces 500 kg of waste in a year. However, only 45% of such waste is recycled. To relieve pressure on landfills, ICLEI Member Zaragoza (Spain) will redesign five value chains for solid urban waste, becoming the first circular economy hub in the Aragon region. The...

31 January 2023

Disruption & Resilience: why stronger local and regional governments are needed

Europe is reeling and seems in constant crisis. The sequence of disruptive global shocks seems to be constantly accelerating, while longer-term emergencies – in particular the climate and biodiversity crises – are continuing without being adequately addressed. Strengthening local and reg...

27 January 2023

Putting the Locals in Local Green Deal

‘Leave no one behind’ is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This message is also central to the Just Transition Mechanism, aimed at supporting the EU Green Deal. With more cities across Europe D...

24 January 2023

Amplify your city’s climate action!

ICLEI Europe is part of a global team deploying a new lifestyle challenges app designed to help cities achieve their climate goals by effectively mobilising their constituencies and gaining access to valuable data that can shape future action. To reach a wide citizen-base and increase the Climate C...

13 December 2022

ICLEI Member cities discuss climate-neutrality and the Common Good

ICLEI believes that the ‘Common Good’ is an essential component for cities to consider as they strive to meet their sustainable development goals. ICLEI Members recently came together to discuss how this notion of the Common Good is a key part of the way forward for cities that are part ...

12 December 2022

The winner of the Transformative Action Award 2022 is revealed

The Valea Jiului Development Society Project was crowned the winner of the sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award at a ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium). ICLEI Europe and the ICLEI Member City of Aalborg (Denmark), with support from the European...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

22 November 2022

Circular water experts explore amplifying citizen co-creation

With each year, challenges grow regarding how to supply fresh water globally. This is why expert stakeholders in the field of circular water are working to enhance knowledge and use of nature-based solutions (NBS) as a key tool to foster water reuse and the mitigation of water pollution and run-off....