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25 May 2022

New EU Policy Roadmap charts a path towards a decarbonised buildings and construction sector

ICLEI Europe is proud to have contributed to a new policy roadmap for decarbonising the buildings and construction sector. This week, the World Green Building Council – a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils – launched a policy roadmap that details how the European U...

25 March 2022

Apply now to become a CCRI Pilot or Fellow!

Cities are paving the way when it comes to the transition for circular economy, creating networks, and developing leading circular economy solutions. ICLEI Europe encourages cities to collaborate together for these innovative solutions and to seek out opportunities to further support. If you repres...

24 March 2022

“Don’t throw: save, win”- ICLEI Europe’s newest Member leads the way towards a more circular economy

Turkish municipality of Muratpaşa lives by the award-winning motto “Don’t throw: save, win”. In orther words, Muratpaşa has quite the track record in zero-waste initiatives. This newest ICLEI Europe Member pairs a focus on zero-waste with an overarching cadre of climate programme...

18 March 2022

Meet the jury: Procura+ awards 2022 reveal jury and new application deadline

Sustainable procurement leads to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure. The Procura+ Awards reward successful, already running, sustainable, circular and innovation public procurements.  Following a recent call for applications, four jury members for ...

18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

2 February 2022

2024 European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards now accepting applications

The European Commission has launched the competition for the highly prestigious 2024 European Green Capital (EGCA 2024) and the 2023 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2023) Awards. Ambitious European cities of all sizes are encouraged to apply by the 25 March deadline for this excellent opportunit...

23 November 2021

Implementing natural solutions for more circular urban water systems

Water is an increasingly scarce and polluted resource, especially in urban areas. To address this a new EU funded project, aptly titled NICE, will create innovative and enhanced nature-based solutions to create closed and sustainable urban water loops. What are nature-based solutions? These solutio...

16 November 2021

COP26 session highlights how EU Cities and regions are reducing their carbon footprint

A part of the dialogue in the recent COP26 touched upon how EU Cities and regions can work together to reduce their carbon footprints. On 6 November ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, ACR+ and HESAM University, organized the COP26 session ‘Circular economy & local governments: s...

8 November 2021

Call for cities to cooperate in network with DG REGIO

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) – in coordination with the European Union's International City Partnerships programme – is accepting applications for cities to cooperate with one another to tackle key policy issues. All int...