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8 December 2021

Apply now to become a host city of the Connecting Nature Roadshow

Cities in Europe are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest to become a stop of the Connecting Nature Roadshow - a mobile exhibition showcasing innovative solutions to co-create, implement and manage nature based-solutions. The Roadshow offers interactive workshops over a period of three d...

7 December 2021

ICLEI invites cities to join big data community for building energy efficiency

Advancing the pace of building stock decarbonisation – in line with the European Commission’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 - goes hand-in-hand with a solid understanding of the current building stock. Knowing the features, and how they evolve, is the basis for b...

6 December 2021

ICLEI helps European regions and cities to build climate resilience

Following the recently concluded global climate negotiations (COP26), many have been left wondering how best to approach the ongoing climate crisis. Achieving climate goals is a complex and time sensitive endeavour and involves cutting down on emissions, while developing solutions to adapt to a new ...

2 December 2021

Thinkers, dreamers, doers: Looking back at the 9th Informed Cities Forum

How do cultural heritage and electric mobility shape our cities in the future? Questions such as this were exactly the focus at the 9th Informed Cities Forum (ICF), held online from October 26th to 28th 2021. The forum engaged 173 dreamers, thinkers and doers from 56 cities and 35 countries in an un...

1 December 2021

ICLEI supports Belgium to improve ICT purchases and sustainable procurement

Improving the sustainability of ICT (Information and communication technology) is important for more sustainable procurement overall. Sustainable ICT is about making sure that information and communication technology is designed and managed to minimise environmental impact and meet sustainable devel...

29 November 2021

A Coruña spearheads new UrbanByNature hub to make nature flourish in Spain

The time for Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to take their rightful place in Spain has arrived. This week, the City of A Coruña (Spain) launched a new UrbanByNature hub to enhance exchange on NBS among Spanish and global cities, connect stakeholders such as municipalities, universities, NGOs and...

26 November 2021

A new pathway to resilience: ICLEI welcomes new 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs in Europe

From extreme weather events such as floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece to the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster risks are growing and becoming more relevant to people living in urban centres. To solve different crises like the ones the world experienced in 2021, cities need access to relevant resou...

25 November 2021

Danish, Dutch and Spanish public buyers win 2021 Procura+ Awards

The winners of the 2021 Procura+ Awards were announced on 23 November in an online ceremony streamed live on YouTube. The Province of Zeeland (the Netherlands) won for “Procurement Initiative of the Year”, while the cities of Copenhagen and Odense (Denmark) won “Sustainable Procure...

24 November 2021

Learn from peer experiences, insights, recommendations for successful energy transition

Communities across Europe are pushing forward energy transition to forge a more sustainable future. This makes it critically important to learn from each others' experiences and apply the recommendations that arise from these various transition efforts. Two succinct and visual publications enable ju...