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21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Member Rome helps rugby fans can travel sustainably

For the seventh year in a row, ICLEI Member Rome (Italy)’s public transport operator (Roma Servizi per Mobilità) is providing rugby fans travelling to the Italian capital for the Six Nations Championship with advice on how to reach the city’s Olympic Stadium sustainably. The shor...

18 February 2020

Sharing innovations in plastics for a circular economy

Since May 2017, the EU-funded project CIRC-PACK has been working to contribute to reducing the footprint of plastic packaging. Through the project, three solutions have been implemented and tested, and their impacts analysed. On 17 March, the project will share its findings, outcomes and results wit...

17 February 2020

Local authorities invited to fill in EU transport survey

The European Commission is conducting an evaluation of its 2011 White Paper titled, ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area – towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’. The White Paper was adopted in 2011 and defined the long-term vision for a European tr...

13 February 2020

ICLEI Members invited to co-elaborate urban climate change solutions at UNIC Congress

This April, diverse urban stakeholders will come together at the UNIC Green Infrastructure Future Summit (also known as the UNIC Congress) to co-elaborate concrete solutions, which can be scaled up throughout Europe and the world, to address the challenges posed by climate change. ICLEI Europe is s...

12 February 2020

Staff at the City of Ghent are traveling more sustainably

The City of Ghent is working hard to reach climate neutrality by 2050. It is well-known by now that mobility and travel account for a substantial proportion of harmful global emissions. As a result, Ghent has turned its efforts towards a sustainable travel policy. As of February 2020, the staff of ...

11 February 2020

ICLEI joins call for a European Capital of Social Progress

In 2019, ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden) hosted the first Social Progress Cities Summit. As part of the Summit, participating cities came together to call for a European Capital of Social Progress Award, a call that ICLEI Europe is proud to officially support. This award would be similar to those ...

7 February 2020

EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade award now accepting applications

The 2021 EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade award, which recognises and rewards European local authorities that promote fair, ethical and sustainable trade practices, has recently been launched and is now accepting applications. The award, which is now in its second year, was launched by the Euro...

7 February 2020

Paris to host world hydrogen congress

The World Hydrogen Congress is set to take place 24-25 March in Paris (France). The event, which ICLEI is a partner to, is the annual meeting place for senior decision makers right across the hydrogen production and distribution value chain. Consisting of a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discu...