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17 December 2020

European Circular Cities Declaration introduced for all

The European Circular Cities Declaration, launched at the Mannheim2020 conference, enables local and regional governments to communicate their commitment to supporting the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe. A number of local governments have already become signatories to the d...

7 December 2020

Learn from leaders how to boost the circularity of your city

Apply now to learn from leading European cities to boost the circular economy in your city! Seven European cities – Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bødo (Norway), Mikkeli (Finland), Porto (Portugal), Seville (Spain), Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark) – are taking on pilot ...

3 December 2020

Two local governments become ICLEI Europe's newest Members

ICLEI Europe’s network of local governments committed to sustainability continues to grow. The newest members are Maribor (Slovenia), and Cannes (France). Maribor is located in north-east Slovenia, and is the country's second-largest city. Maribor has committed to not only strengthening the c...

11 November 2020

New website highlights tools to tackle bio-waste and construction and demolition waste

Cities across Europe are working to "close the loop" in order to become circular cities. This implicates every facet of urban life, notably including organic material and bio-waste, as well as construction and demolition waste (CDW). These two fields hold huge potential for achieving ...

23 October 2020

Test your knowledge of the bioeconomy and bio-based products

Bioeconomy, bio-based products and circular economy are frequently discussed concepts relevant to establishing more environmentally- and climate-friendly products. Bio-based products becoming more and more available on the market for consumers. But are you sure you know all the basics about these ke...

22 October 2020

European Commission launches Green City Accord

From today on, the European Commission formally invites mayors in the European Union to join the Green City Accord, and to commit to higher ambition to make their cities cleaner, healthier and more resource-efficient by 2030. The Green City Accord, a new environmental initiative to improve air and ...

8 October 2020

Learn from Alba Iulia how to reduce plastic waste

Next week, ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania) will welcome city authorities, waste managers, procurers, companies, and other interested stakeholders to a virtual study tour, where they will showcase how they have transformed plastic packaging waste into valuable products. The study tour will in...

1 October 2020

Major Cities sign European Circular Cities Declaration and invite peers to join them

Major European cities including Tirana (Albania); Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen (Belgium); Prague (Czechia); Copenhagen, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark); Helsinki, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere and Turku (Finland); Grenoble (France); Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Budapest (Hungary); Fl...

22 September 2020

The Green City Accord is about to launch!

Mark your calendars: The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Speakers at the launch ev...