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28 October 2020

The lasting impact of Mannheim2020

This time last month, more than 1500 participants, spanning 39 countries in Europe, plus an additional 50 countries outside of Europe met online for Mannheim2020: the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, in order to take transformation forward. The dynamic and virtual nature o...

27 October 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as sustainability leaders

ICLEI Members have recently been recognised as leaders and pioneers of solutions and best practices across sustainability fields. The presitgious European Greef Leaf Award 2021 was rewarded to two cities, including Lappeenranta (Finland). The city was recognised for its commitment to developing int...

26 October 2020

Join new knowledge transfer programme and learn about innovative sustainable urban mobility

Pursue an opportunity for cities to learn from other's tests of innovative sustainable urban mobility planning measures and approaches. A call has been launched for cities to join the CIVITAS SUMP-PLUS Follower Cities Group. This EU-funded project, is working in six co-creation "city labs" across E...

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 ...

21 October 2020

ICLEI Member Malmö awarded title of EU Fair and Ethical Trade City

The City of Malmö (Sweden) was recently announced as the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021 at an award ceremony which took place online last week. The award, which is now in its second edition, is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General ...

20 October 2020

Join AI4Cities to use procurement to drive AI solutions for carbon neutrality

Are you curious about using artificial intelligence (AI) towards carbon neutrality? Do you want to use procurement to develop new applications for AI in your city? Then become a "Preferred Partner" in the AI4Cities project to exchange, collaborate and learn together with other cities from across Eur...

19 October 2020

Biodiversity as the backbone of nature-based solutions

Is biodiversity a necessity in nature-based urban interventions, or only a nice-to-have? The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services leaves no doubts regarding the severity of the biodiversity crisis: approximately 25 percent of species in Europe and Central Asia are a...

15 October 2020

130 European Mayors commit to green, smart and inclusive recovery at the Intelligent Cities Challenge’s Mayors’ Summit

Wednesday 14 October 2020 marked a milestone in European cities’ political commitment to build greener, digital, and more resilient economies. The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC)’s Mayors Summit, co-organised by ICLEI, brought together the mayors of the 130 ICC cities to exchange vie...