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3 August 2022

ICLEI Europe supports Members to evaluate the effectiveness of smart projects

ICLEI Europe is providing support to ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany) and to the City of Cologne to develop paths for better monitoring and evaluation of the impact of smart city projects. This work includes collaboratively developing: an impact measurement and goal orientation system; indicators for...

2 August 2022

ICLEI supports a new project on people-centred climate neutrality by 2050

ICLEI Europe is a key partner in the new SHARED GREEN DEAL project that involves local communities across Europe to support the objectives of the European Green Deal. A recent focus on tackling climate change has centred on green technology development. However, this approach also needs people! In n...

28 July 2022

Building communities of energy-responsible citizens

Energy transition is no longer a concept to debate or consider. It is an urgent requirement that communities across Europe are implementing. While energy-related legislation and guidelines from national and international levels is undoubtedly needed, action in cities and sub-national regions demonst...

27 July 2022

Financing opportunity for youth-led projects in transition regions across the EU

Young people will soon have the opportunity to apply for up to €10,000 in funding to organise local projects and contribute to a just and inclusive transition to a climate neutral economy. In September 2022, a call for projects will be launched as a part of the European Commission's Directorate...

26 July 2022

Give your feedback on new European building stock data hub

ICLEI Europe is working with European partners to encourage governments at all levels to develop policies and renovation schemes that support the decarbonisation of buildings. One way it is contributing to this shift is through the BuiltHub project, which is developing a platform that will serve as ...

25 July 2022

Apply for LUCI Cities and Lighting Awards

ICLEI members are invited to apply for the new LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards. Designed for cities and local authorities, the new LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards recognise urban lighting projects that reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of urban lighting and show a positive impact on economi...

21 July 2022

ICLEI Europe joins Wellbeing Economy Alliance

ICLEI Europe is now a member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), one of the world’s leading networks working to transform economic systems to centre social justice and planetary health. As a WEAll member, ICLEI Europe joins over 200 organisations representing civil society, the private ...

20 July 2022

Just transition demands restructuring labour markets

Just transition is central to cities. Research is making it increasingly evident that transitions towards climate neutrality will have significant (re)distributive effects that are geographically, sectorally and socially uneven. Negative externalities will not only hit carbon-intensive areas, such a...

19 July 2022

Urban transformation requires holistic, interdisciplinary and multilevel governance approaches

This year (2022) ICLEI member Katowice (Poland) hosted the 11th World Urban Forum, the first time that the forum took place in Central/Eastern Europe. Katowice is a former mining town in the process of transforming its industrial legacy towards becoming a sustainable city that improves air quality, ...