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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...

28 September 2021

ICLEI Members commit to a clean and healthy future

Since its launch one year ago, 26 ICLEI Members have signed the Green City Accord, committing to ambitious improvements in five key environmental areas. On 22 September, the Green City Accord celebrated a significant milestone at a hybrid ceremony: 73 cities have signed the political commitment &nd...

26 July 2021

Green City Accord signatories: ‘Speeding up Europe’s green transition’

To ensure a clean and healthy future for Europe’s cities, leaders must urgently take decisive steps to safeguard urban environments and protect citizens’ well-being. This September, a unique event will celebrate the forward-thinking city leaders who have already committed to impactful ac...

22 July 2021

Present your work during Amsterdam International Water Week

From 1-5 November, global leaders, and experts from cities, industries, utilities, and agri-food will gather in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) for the 6th edition of Amsterdam International Water Week. ICLEI Europe is supporting this engaging conference, with Barbara Anton, senior coordinator, sus...

29 June 2021

City examples on resource recovery showcased at Fat, Oil and Grease Summit

Each year, sewer blockages related to fat, oil and grease (FOG) cost global water authorities billions of Euros to clear, and pose a significant threat to the environment. On 14 October 2021, thought leaders from across Europe will gather to share ways to address this challenge at the European FOG S...

7 June 2021

The future is green: 50 cities commit to safeguarding the environment

Fifty cities across Europe have signed the Green City Accord (GCA), committing to push forward ambitious efforts to create a greener, cleaner urban future. With the signatures of ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania), alongside those of Grenoble (France) and Košice (Slovakia), the Green City Acc...

4 June 2021

Putting planning into practice: How to implement the Green City Accord indicators & achieve a healthier urban future

On 16 June from 13:00–16:00 CEST, join a Green City Accord (GCA) workshop which aims to facilitate insightful discussions regarding the practical implementation of innovative projects, initiatives, and legislation in the areas of: air, water, nature & biodiversity, noise, and waste & c...

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 – which ICLEI Europe, alongside EUROCITIES and CEMR, is supportin...

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 ...