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23 October 2020

Test your knowledge of the bioeconomy and bio-based products

Bioeconomy, bio-based products and circular economy are frequently discussed concepts relevant to establishing more environmentally- and climate-friendly products. Bio-based products becoming more and more available on the market for consumers. But are you sure you know all the basics about these ke...

22 October 2020

European Commission launches Green City Accord

From today on, the European Commission formally invites mayors in the European Union to join the Green City Accord, and to commit to higher ambition to make their cities cleaner, healthier and more resource-efficient by 2030. The Green City Accord, a new environmental initiative to improve air and ...

21 October 2020

ICLEI Member Malmö awarded title of EU Fair and Ethical Trade City

The City of Malmö (Sweden) was recently announced as the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021 at an award ceremony which took place online last week. The award, which is now in its second edition, is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General ...

20 October 2020

Join AI4Cities to use procurement to drive AI solutions for carbon neutrality

Are you curious about using artificial intelligence (AI) towards carbon neutrality? Do you want to use procurement to develop new applications for AI in your city? Then become a "Preferred Partner" in the AI4Cities project to exchange, collaborate and learn together with other cities from across Eur...

19 October 2020

Biodiversity as the backbone of nature-based solutions

Is biodiversity a necessity in nature-based urban interventions, or only a nice-to-have? The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services leaves no doubts regarding the severity of the biodiversity crisis: approximately 25 percent of species in Europe and Central Asia are a...

15 October 2020

130 European Mayors commit to green, smart and inclusive recovery at the Intelligent Cities Challenge’s Mayors’ Summit

Wednesday 14 October 2020 marked a milestone in European cities’ political commitment to build greener, digital, and more resilient economies. The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC)’s Mayors Summit, co-organised by ICLEI, brought together the mayors of the 130 ICC cities to exchange vie...

14 October 2020

ICLEI backs call encouraging EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious 2030 climate target

Ahead of the European Council’s discussion on the ambition level of the new 2030 climate target, ICLEI, alongside a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities and NGOs published a joint letter calling on the EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious target ...

14 October 2020

Last chance to register to attend Green City Accord launch event

The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Registration to attend the launch event closes ...

14 October 2020

European Committee of the Regions calls for delivering Green Deal locally to support recovery and endorses Mannheim Message

Members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) came together for their 140th plenary meeting on 12-14 Oct 2020 to take the next steps to localise the EU Green Deal and kick-start a sustainable and just transition, building on the momentum set earlier this month during ICLEI’s Mannheim ...