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7 January 2021

Explore recommendations for policy makers on adaptive heritage reuse

ICLEI Europe has co-written a Policy Brief on adaptive heritage reuse, general trends across Europe, and the challenges faced in planning and implementing heritage reuse projects. Explore the policy brief to learn about key themes in adaptive heritage reuse across European countries right now and, ...

15 December 2020

What (governance) approaches can cities take to support social innovation in energy?

People around the world are trying out new social practices, or reviving practices from the past, in the hope that those meet our needs better than existing solutions do. Those new (or revived) practices are social innovations. Social innovations in energy (SIEs) can include energy cooperatives; new...

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 ...

30 November 2020

Bristol launches ‘just sustainabilities’ programme

Later today, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership – alongside a local radio station in ICLEI Member Bristol (United Kingdom) called "Ujima Radio" – launch the new chapter of the "Black & Green Ambassadors Programme". This is a city-wide programme, which celebrates and empowers ...

13 November 2020

Helping research reach all

In order to drive lasting and impactful change, sustainability actions must bring diverse voices together. But how to connect with different groups? And how can climate change practitioners and researchers make sure that knowledge reaches all? One step which may help is ensuring that knowledge is t...

6 October 2020

ICLEI Europe supports community energy as part of Europe's recovery

As part of its engagement in the ‘Community Power Coalition’, ICLEI is working with a diverse group of organisations to engage the European Commission on the issue of community energy. This alliance recently published a letter addressed to the Commission, containing ideas for a resilient...

20 August 2020

Fighting for local power (generation)

Countries across Europe are struggling to meet their climate targets and to transition to clean energy systems. Community-scale renewable energy has great potential to help decarbonise local economies, while benefiting local communities. Unfortunately, this potential is too often blocked by high sup...

3 August 2020

How to institutionalise social innovation in cities for a successful energy transition

Socially innovative policies can foster citizen inclusion and support sustainable urban changes. What sorts of policies can play this dual role? What do local actors need to keep in mind to be effective? An online seminar opened this discussion back in late-2019, exploring 'Local leadership, or fro...