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16 May 2022

Four key messages for sustainable just cities

ICLEI Europe is committed to driving locally-anchored just transitions. Last month, ICLEI Europe supported a Strategic Conversation on this topic, bringing together key actors working to integrate sustainability and justice in cities, including representatives from ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden),...

13 May 2022

Save the date for the 9th European Urban Resilience Forum

Every year, city represenatives, experts and stakeholders at the local and regional stage come together at the European Resilience Forum to participate in a unique exchange and stategise on climate adaptation, disaster management and urban resilience. The event is an excellent opportunity to explore...

12 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant €7M for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profit and civil society organisations can now apply to receive up to 1 million EUR each to implement data-driven action to help cities reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. The deadline to submit a prop...

11 May 2022

Sustainable Cities Platform launches sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award

Local and regional authorities spearheading the implementation of Local Green Deals and civil society organisations advancing the sustainable urban transformation in Europe are encouraged to apply for the chance to win 10,000 EUR. The sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award is now underway...

10 May 2022

Green Harbours of Hope: Sustainable and equitable cities in times of crisis

How can cities be Green Harbours of Hope in times of crisis? On April 27th, leading up to the Malmö ICLEI World Congress, two elected officials and a civil society representative from ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) and Cascais (Portugal), reflected on how their cities are stepping up to recei...

9 May 2022

ICLEI invites cities to apply for their chance to become the first ever European Capital of Democracy

Local governance is crucial to upholding the strength of our democracies, both in Europe and abroad. The conflicts in Ukraine make it even more striking that cooperation between citizens and city governments are not to be taken for granted. With this in mind, ICLEI Europe strongly encourages cities ...

5 May 2022

37th Breakfast at Sustainability’s: Enhancing SUMPs through transition pathways and implementation strategies

“Urgent, urgent, urgent,” was the welcome message delivered by Marijke De Roeck, Director of Communication & Participation Urban Development and SUMPS coordinator from the City of Antwerp (Belgium), at last week’s online mobility edition of the ‘Breakfast at Sustainabilit...

3 May 2022

Call for cities: Apply to receive tailored support to advance on adaptation action

Cities and regions across Europe are working together to implement effective climate adaptation action. The EU Policy Support Facility helps to make these goals a reality. The European Commission, under Covenant of Mayors – Europe, launched the initiative to provide tailored support for a...

3 May 2022

City Leaders from G7 Nations Convene at U7 Mayors Summit and Adopt Powerful Declaration

At the 2022 U7 Mayors Summit – co-hosted by ICLEI in the context of the Urban7 Group Alliance – mayors came together with high-level representatives of the German G7 Presidency to discuss cities’ decisive role in achieving the G7 Presidency’s vision of “progre...