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16 December 2019

Join an urban mobility study visit to learn from leading European cities

Urban actors are invited to join sustainable mobility study visits in ICLEI Member Utrecht (the Netherlands), as well as in Madrid (Spain), Szeged (Hungary), Vinnytsia (Ukraine), and Bratislava (Slovakia). As hosts of sustainable urban mobility study visits in 2020, these cities are offering partic...

13 December 2019

EU Green Heat

The recently revealed EU Green Deal and climate neutrality target (by 2050) are in line with the Paris Agreement goals. However, energy efficiency (EE) and smart energy systems hold even more potential that is yet to be exploited. A new report entitled “Towards a decarbonised heating and cool...

12 December 2019

Google.org and ICLEI cooperating on multimillion pilot fund for data-driven, local climate action

Acting on climate change and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions requires access to reliable data. Through measuring our current impacts on the environment and comparing those to past and future levels, we can support taking adequate action to address the climate crisis. Google has released an...

11 December 2019

Applications now open for the prestigious Procura+ Awards 2020

Public authorities can now submit their applications to the 2020 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards, which recognise procurement and related initiatives that have remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, and that demonstrate innovation. The application period is open until 31...

10 December 2019

Collaborating for success: cycling superhighways in Denmark’s Capital Region

The Danish Cycle Superhighway is a collaboration between 27 municipalities – including ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) – and the Capital Region of Denmark, which shows the major benefits that come from collaboration to develop cycling infrastructure. In 2009, an initial 16 municipalit...

4 December 2019

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm prove growth does not have to come at the expense of CO2 reductions

After five years of implementing sustainable smart city solutions through the GrowSmarter project, ICLEI Members Barcelona (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden), alongside Cologne (Germany), recently came together to share key insights and results, proving that growth does not have to come at the expense o...

3 December 2019

Tell the world you’re a Basque endorser with free digital icon

Since first being acclaimed by the participants of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in 2016, the Basque Declaration has grown in popularity, and is currently endorsed by over 500 towns, cities, and regions across the world, and a further 370+ individuals and organisation...

2 December 2019

Applications open for the European Entrepreneurial Region Award

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched the next edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award: EER Award 2021. The theme of this year’s EER Award is “Entrepreneurship for a green and sustainable future.” Are you a European city or region with a sust...

29 November 2019

“Huerta de Valencia” designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) officially recognised the historic irrigation system of the Huerta de Valencia (Spain) as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) at its 11th meeting held in ICLEI Member Rome (It...