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21 June 2022

Where the sea meets the land & technology merges with social innovation - circular water innovation in local municipalties

Circular water - processes by which waste water is purified and reused for new purposes- is often viewed from a more technical outlook. However, municipalities and local governments have a huge potential to apply these technologies to create green solutions which benefit citizens and meet their uniq...

21 June 2022

See the vital role of nature based solutions to create a more equitable economy valuing nature at its core

Nature based solutions pose a timely potential to create jobs in the local economy both in technical areas and entry level work. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, lies a key opportunity to recover in a way that brings nature more centrally into our economies and our societies. A new report...

20 June 2022

Three short videos on empowering local action to climate adaptation and resilience

Along with planning and setting in motion local actions on climate change, social actors involved in policy and decision-making are creating tools and resources to help citizens and stakehoders learn about climate change adaptation and resilience. For instance, the EU Policy Support Facility, an Eur...

13 June 2022

Join ICLEI at the 11th World Urban Forum

ICLEI, its Members and partners will come together at the end of this month for the 11th edition of the United Nations’ World Urban Forum (WUF11). This leading global conference on sustainable urbanisation is coming to Europe, and will be hosted by ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland) from 26-30 Jun...

9 June 2022

ICLEI Member Aalborg and the city of Amsterdam foster Local Green Deals with local businesses and key stakeholders

ICLEI Europe recognises the importance of accelerating sustainable transitions across multiple sectors and levels of governance. One vital way in which this work can be achieved is through collaboration with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) and the city of Amsterda...

7 June 2022

The crumbling foundation of urban life - cities must play a strong role in saving Europe’s soil ecosystems

Healthy soils are vital to life on earth itself, providing the foundation for biodiversity and food supply. Within the scope of the European Commisson's EU Soil Strategy for 2030, published November 2021, a new position paper by ICLEI explores this crucial framework, while acknowledging gaps in the ...

2 June 2022

Stay up to date – environmental news alerts for decision makers!

What should you take into consideration when it comes to greening your city or region? At ICLEI Europe we encourage local government leaders to stay up to date on the leading research and updates on these topics. However, it can be hard to follow-up with the latest scientific findings in the environ...

2 June 2022

Join a regional alliance to improve and speed-up energy transition

Motivated authorities or Energy Agencies keen to receive tailored support, study visits, peer-to-peer guidance and access to workshops to improve energy transition work are invited to join ICLEI Europe. Local and regional authorities across the world are working toward energy transition. However, t...

31 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant 7 million EUR for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profits, civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes in eight ICLEI member cities can apply for up to 1 million EUR to implement data-driven projects. The deadline to submit a prop...