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14 April 2021

The key resource for a climate revolution: citizens

Communities or individual citizens producing, using and selling their own renewable energy could provide up to 89 percent of the electricity demanded in the residential sector by 2050. A European research project has concluded that, in the coming years, European, national and local governments have ...

14 April 2021

Join upcoming discussion on financing the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage

Abandoned cultural heritage sites – including underused buildings, complexes, heritage spaces and more – hold great potential for the public and private sectors, as well as local communities. If done thoughtfully, reviving and transforming these sites can be an opportunity to increase co...

13 April 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021–2022 launches

With cities often determining the trajectory of global development, urban transformation is the key to a more sustainable world. The ICLEI World Congress is the moment for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognise the invaluable contributions of cities, towns and reg...

12 April 2021

Touring Turin's transformation

How can nature be used for urban regeneration with and for citizens? Explore one pioneering European city's work on this topic at an upcoming online event, taking place on 21–22 April. Since 2018, Turin (Italy) has been implementing nature-based solutions for urban regeneration. Join this vir...

9 April 2021

ICLEI joins call for ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment

ICLEI has joined a coalition of 31 stakeholders calling on the European Commission to deliver an ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment (SSBE) as part of its implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. In a letter addressed to the European Commission’s Executiv...

6 April 2021

European building data project takes off with new website

There is a marked lack of data available on Europe's building stock, which hinders governments at all levels from being able to put forth optimal policies and renovation schemes to support decarbonisation of buildings. ICLEI Europe is working with European partners to close this gap. The project ha...

2 April 2021

Help investigate impacts of urban lighting on health and wellbeing

Prolonged exposure to artificial lighting – like screens and poor lighting conditions – can impact our mood, comfort, productivity, and ability to sleep well. We have also probably all felt vulnerable or uncomfortable in public spaces that weren’t properly lit. Collectively, these ...

1 April 2021

Apply now to the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize

The classic linear take-make-waste economy is simply not viable in the face of resource constraints, climate change, urbanisation, water insecurity and other trends. We need new models that support economic wellbeing, while successfully addressing environmental priorities. New business models are an...

31 March 2021

Re-CoMmit to climate action

Many climate and energy targets developed across the world over the past several decades were aiming to accomplish certain milestones by 2020. In 2021, it is time to re-commit to renewed, ambitious climate and energy action. In this spirit, the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) is stepping-up action for a fa...