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15 April 2021

ICLEI Europe helps connect local action with European and global initiatives

Those working for a city are often approached to join initiatives or to become signatories to Commitments, Declarations and Messages in the area of sustainable development. Given the number of such initiatives, one wonder, “why are these important and why should my city participate? Does it su...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

9 April 2021

ICLEI joins call for ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment

ICLEI has joined a coalition of 31 stakeholders calling on the European Commission to deliver an ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment (SSBE) as part of its implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. In a letter addressed to the European Commission’s Executiv...

1 April 2021

Apply now to the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize

The classic linear take-make-waste economy is simply not viable in the face of resource constraints, climate change, urbanisation, water insecurity and other trends. We need new models that support economic wellbeing, while successfully addressing environmental priorities. New business models are an...

29 March 2021

Two Turkish cities become ICLEI Europe’s newest Members

ICLEI Europe is proud to welcome Mersin and İzmit as its newest Members, joining the ICLEI network of local governments committed to sustainability. Mersin is a coastal city located in the south of Turkey, and home to the country’s largest seaport. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality has taken ...

25 March 2021

Design interactive online events to support mobilisation and mutual learning

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, more and more events and mobilisation opportunities are moving along. But how to effectively organise an online event that aims to mobilise and encourage mutual learning among stakeholders? The BioVoices community – which includes ICLEI Europe – has ga...

16 March 2021

Upcoming forum to display technologies for the circularity of packaging waste

Innovators are working hard to make packaging more circular. An increasing number of collaborative strategies and new technologies for plastic circularity are now a reality, ready to be implemented in the market. These solutions will be showcased at a free online forum on 13 April, which will introd...

4 March 2021

Learn to become a more circular city

Is your city or region looking to build the foundations for circularity, to transform your construction and demolition waste stream into a circular flow of materials, or looking to valorise and reuse your biowaste at a high value? Then don’t miss the chance to learn how to meet your goals from...

22 January 2021

Applications now open for the prestigious Procura+ Awards 2021

Public authorities can now submit their applications to the 2021 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards, which recognise procurement and related initiatives that have made remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, and that demonstrate innovation. The application period is open unti...