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24 October 2018

Local Renewables 2018 challenges cities and regions to think circular

Today, international policy makers from all levels of government, energy and resource experts, researchers and business will come together in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) for the 9th Local Renewables Conference, 24-26 October. Organised across borders by ICLEI-Local Governments for Su...

2 October 2018

Europe’s Towns and Cities in Line for CIRC-PACK Benefits

Europe’s towns and cities stand to make real gains from new knowledge and innovations in plastic packaging, according to CIRCE’s Montserrat Lanero in a new interview. Montserrat Lanero, project manager for the CIRC-PACK project and at Zaragoza-based research centre CIRCE, has told circp...

13 September 2018

Bologna, Ghent and Tirana shortlisted for 2018 Transformative Action Award

The shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Transformative Action Award were revealed today at the URBACT Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The award, which is co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, The Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or conclu...

29 August 2018

THERMOS project to join Local Renewables

The THERMOS project is partnering with the 9th Local Renewables Conference (24-26 October 2018) and will hold the 2nd THERMOS Inspire event within the framework of the conference. THERMOS will conduct a break out session focusing on key challenges for local authorities when moving to a circular ener...

13 August 2018

UrbanWINS webinar to showcase citizen driven action tackling urban waste

Cities are invited to learn about selecting and implementing innovative circular waste management policies in a webinar titled ‘From citizen participation to local action: How cities pilot circular economy actions to fight urban waste’. The webinar, organised by the UrbanWINS project, w...

6 August 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award receives record number of entries

The application deadline for the 2018 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award setting a record for the number of applications received. In total 40 innovative and inspiring Transformative Actions from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe wer...

3 July 2018

Only one month left to apply for the 2018 Transformative Action Award

With only one month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2018 Transformative Action Award. The award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Ba...

22 June 2018

Cities seek to bolster bioeconomy through open dialogue

Bioeconomy is focused on reducing dependency on limited fossil-based resources and ensuring healthy and secure food production and supply. Through promoting the sustainable production of renewable resources from land, fisheries and aquaculture, and their conversion into biobased products and bioene...

19 June 2018

EcoProcura 2018 breakout sessions confirmed

The EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular and innovation procurement has confirmed the breakout sessions of its programme from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, ...