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10 June 2021

ICLEI renews call for an ambitious revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive in joint letter

On 8 June, ICLEI Europe – together with nine other European organisations and associations – published a joint letter, asking European Executive Vice-President Timmermans and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson for higher ambition with regards to the foreseen revision of the cu...

9 June 2021

ICLEI Europe joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

ICLEI is proud to join as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative, which is a movement toward shared wellbeing, which takes an interdisciplinary lens, considering culture, the arts, social inclusion, science and technology. ICLEI will contribute to the initiative’s aims to c...

8 June 2021

ICLEI Members join discussion on EU strategy for sustainable and equitable rural and urban development

On 18 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold an online public hearing aiming to explore ways to achieve sustainability and prosperity through new forms of cooperation amongst rural and urban areas. ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark)...

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...

5 June 2021

European cities showcase what urban ecosystem restoration means in practice

This World Environment Day (5 June) marks the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global movement initiated by the UN General Assembly to help halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. As an official Global Partner of the initiative, ICLEI is brin...

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...

3 June 2021

Nature-based solutions: a path toward a more sustainable future

ICLEI is pleased to have convened an EU Green Week session today (3 June), featuing ICLEI Members sharing their experiences using nature-based solutions to tackle local pollution. The event gathered local experts working across Europe to share why they are certain that nature-based solutions are by ...

2 June 2021

ICLEI Members discuss “building back better” at OECD Champion Mayors Week

Last week, ICLEI Europe Members Braga (Portugal), Glasgow (the United Kingdom) and Mannheim (Germany), together with Freetown (Sierra Leone), joined the OECD Champion Mayors Week to explore how to “build back better” from COVID-19. The session – themed “Could the grass be gr...

1 June 2021

ICLEI partners with the FAO to amplify local voices working to transform food systems

The years from 2021-2030 have been designated a Decade of Action dedicated to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Food systems are critical to this work. The food and agricultural sector is a massive contributor to global climate change; concurrently, resilient food sy...