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14 May 2021

Engage with the Green City Accord at EU Green Week

The Green City Accord (GCA) is an ambitious movement of mayors and local government leaders from across Europe who are committed to making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. Learn more about this ambitious new movement – with ICLEI Europe, alongside EUROCITIES and CEMR, is supporting...

27 April 2021

Baltic cities invited to learn more about the Green City Accord

Since its launch last year, Mayors from across Europe have been steadily joining the Green City Accord, a European Commission initiative to encourage city authorities to take further action to make their cities cleaner and healthier, and thereby improve the quality of life for their citizens. About ...

26 March 2021

ICLEI Members commit to forging a more resilient water future

On 22-23 March, in honour of World Water Day, ICLEI Member Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) hosted the Sustainable Water Policy Summit in Cities. The event convened experts, advocates and leaders, including ICLEI Secretary General Gino van Begin, Mayor of ICLEI Member Bonn (Germany) and ICLE...

22 January 2021

European cities sign the Green City Accord

ICLEI Members Lahti and Turku (Finland), Oslo (Norway), and Braga, Cascais, Guimaraes and Torres Vedras (Portugal) are among those who have signed the Green City Accord. In joining this European Commission initiative, they demonstrate their firm commitment to making their cities cleaner, healthier a...

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 ...

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...

27 February 2020

The city of the future is a water-sensitive city

Barbara Anton is an expert in urban water management, and a Coordinator at ICLEI Europe leading a number of European and global projects. This winter, REVOLVE magazine interviewed Barbara to explore her perspectives on the critical role of water in urban centres and the implications for local govern...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

28 November 2019

Nature-based solutions are key to European water security

A new report published by ICLEI, The Nature Conservancy, and EcoLogic Institute demonstrates how and why investing in nature-based solutions (NBS) is central to ensuring water security in Europe. Despite research, advocacy and policy initiatives, the quality of freshwater in Europe has not signific...