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23 July 2021

Integrating environmental considerations into policies is key for a sustainable future

While it is impossible to anticipate in detail the effects of climate change in our lives in the coming years, we know some things with certainty: we should expect more extreme weather events, more intensity of those events, and continued sea level rise, among other things. To ensure that our commun...

22 July 2021

Present your work during Amsterdam International Water Week

From 1-5 November, global leaders, and experts from cities, industries, utilities, and agri-food will gather in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) for the 6th edition of Amsterdam International Water Week. ICLEI Europe is supporting this engaging conference, with Barbara Anton, senior coordinator, sus...

21 July 2021

Call to contribute to international conference on "Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing in Cities"

This December, a virtual international conference will explore the relationship between urban lighting and urban dwellers' health and wellbeing. The event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for two days of discussions that explore the ...

20 July 2021

European Commission publishes guide for public authorities on “Incentives to boost the circular economy”

ICLEI Europe has contributed to a new report, published by the European Commission, identifying which incentives public authorities have at their disposal to boost the circular economy. The report aims to inform and provide guidance to Member States, and regional and local authorities about potentia...

19 July 2021

Antwerp: the walking city

Walking the streets of ICLEI Member Antwerp (Belgium) has recently become quite a pleasure for many of its citizens, thanks to its ‘Living Streets’ initiative. In Belgium’s second largest city and Europe’s second largest port, where major flows of freight transport, commuters...

15 July 2021

EU unveils vision for a climate-neutral future that makes the EU Green Deal a reality

On 14 July, the European Commission presented its ambitious roadmap for a decarbonised future, positioning the EU as a leader in the global race to reach a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Having agreed to reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) back in December...

12 July 2021

The importance of considering gender in energy transition

By now it is clear that the energy transition is about so much more than only science and technology. There are complex social realities and power dynamics that are critically important to ensuring that we undertake a just, swift and sustainable energy transition. ICLEI Europe staff have dug into ho...

8 July 2021

Less than one month left to apply for the 2021 Transformative Action Award

With less than a month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation by applying to the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient...

7 July 2021

Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach

The EU Food Policy Coalition, of which ICLEI Europe is a member, has published a paper titled "Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach" about the gains of implementing comprehensive sustanable food procurement. The paper was coordinated and led by ICLEI, and outlines five ke...