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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...

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 ...

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...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

4 February 2020

Bonn backs up climate emergency with catalogue of 150 climate measures

On 4 July 2019, the City of Bonn (Germany) joined other towns, cities, and even countries across the world in calling a climate emergency, through which affirming that climate protection must have top priority in all municipal action. Since then, the City has been working hard to turn their declara...

4 February 2020

G20 Transport Task Group looks forward to the future of mobility

A new report is now out, which explores the future of mobility, with a focus on vehicle emissions reductions. The report is authored by the G20 Transport Task Group, a group established by the G20 to "identify and exchange best practices among G20 countries on the implementation of cost-effective e...

31 January 2020

How one ICLEI Member has inspired another in their pursuit of sustainable mobility

The Guardian newspaper recently profiled city-to-city knowledge-sharing in action, by looking at how ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) inspired ICLEI Member Birmingham (United Kingdom). In 2017, the City of Ghent released a mobility plan that works with city zones. In particular, the city is divided int...

30 January 2020

Registration now open for 8th Informed Cities Forum

Registration is now open for the 8th Informed Cities Forum: a renowned space for open exchange and learning, where participants connect with local and regional government representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs, topical experts, and policy specialists. The 8th edition of the Informed Cities For...