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23 January 2020

Looking forward as we usher in a new decade

Dear Members, Colleagues, Friends of ICLEI, I hope you all had a nice and relaxing break between the years and a great start to 2020. Of course, this message would be a great opportunity to take a look at the new decade ahead of us. However, these days it is already difficult to find a solid basis ...

22 January 2020

Oslo’s Governing Mayor launches new e-mobility initiative

Today, ICLEI Member Oslo’s Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen launched a new e-mobility pilot project in the city’s Røverkollen housing cooperative. People across Europe are expected to make the shift from traditional cars to electric ones in the coming years. How can we make that ...

22 January 2020

ICLEI announced as key partner for Earth Day 50th Anniversary

"Earth Day" has been marked each year since 1970, when 20 million people mobilised for environmental protection. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The Earth Day Network coordinates annual Earth Days, an...

20 January 2020

Cities step up commitment to environment with Green City Accord

The Green City Accord is a new European Commission initiative to accelerate the implementation of the EU environmental directives in the areas of air quality, water and wastewater, waste, noise, and biodiversity and nature. The Accord will be developed in coordination with city experts and launched ...

17 January 2020

Genk's decades-long experience with just transition

For several decades now, ICLEI Member Genk (Belgium) has been transitioning away from its legacy as a major coal mining area. The city and the larger Limburg region (within which Genk is located) have found that transition is about much more than just energy. Rather, it has been a long and comprehen...

17 January 2020

ICLEI projects team up to promote innovative sustainable energy planning

Every year, the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place showcases successful projects working on financing climate adaptation, energy efficiency, clean mobility and energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate a market for cli...

16 January 2020

Integrating mitigation and adaptation for more effective climate action

When it comes to action on climate change, both mitigation and adaptation are essential to developing an effective climate policy. The European Covenant of Mayors (CoM) supports cities to take action in both of these streams, and is increasingly encouraging city leaders and technical staff to integ...

15 January 2020

Six European cities use artificial intelligence to move toward carbon neutrality

ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stavanger (Norway), together with Amsterdam, Paris Region, and Tallinn have joined forces through the AI4Cities project, a new EU-funded project challenging companies to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy...

14 January 2020

Join online course and community on cities, nature and innovation

The NATURVATION project, for which ICLEI Europe is a partner, has launched a "Massive Open Online Course" (MOOC) on nature-based solutions in an urban world. MOOCs are online courses that are open access with unlimited participation, to ensure that deep and well-researched information is available ...