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17 May 2024

ICLEI welcomes nine Ukrainian cities as new members

As with other regions in conflict, implementing sustainable urban development poses an added challenge in Ukraine. Thus, ICLEI aims to support the recovery and long-term rebuilding of the cities and towns in the region in a resilient and sustainable way, welcoming nine Ukrainian Members into our net...

16 May 2024

Oslo uses public procurement to reach zero emissions

ICLEI Member Oslo (Norway) is pushing forward to become an emission-free city, with the goal to use only zero emission technologies by 2030. Public procurement is one of the tools the city is using to achieve that goal, as explained by Geir Rossebø (Team Leader Climate & Environment) duri...

15 May 2024

Municipal sustainability management facilitates Local Green Deal implementation

Cities are central actors for implementing and localising the European Green Deal. Recently, two new publications (in German) serve as resources for cities to enhance their municipal sustainability management strategies as they seek to do just that. The "Municipal Sustainability Management" report ...

14 May 2024

Apply for free services to boost circular economy projects

In a world where sustainability is no longer a choice but a necessity, ICLEI Europe is working with cities and regions eager to embrace circular economies. As the demand for innovative circular solutions grows, so do the opportunities to transform visions into reality. ICLEI Members are invited to s...

13 May 2024

ICLEI welcomes new members to its network of sustainable cities

ICLEI Europe welcomes its new members: Navas de San Juan (Spain), Velenje (Slovenia), Loulé (Portugal) and Karak Municipality (Jordan). By joining ICLEI, these cities and regions are now part of a network of members dedicated to promoting and implementing sustainable urban development in thei...

8 May 2024

Local and Subnational Governments Coalition to end plastic pollution

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. Global plastic production has risen exponentially in the last decades to more than 460 million tons per year, and only an estimated 9% has been recycled. In a business-as-usual scenario, plastic waste is estimated to increas...

7 May 2024

Amplify citizens’ voices in policy making

Across the globe, public authorities face resource constraints, limiting their ability to gather crucial data needed for informed policymaking. Yet, within this challenge lies an opportunity for innovation and inclusivity. ICLEI Europe is looking for dedicated local government representatives commit...

3 May 2024

Reimagine urban districts for a climate-neutral Europe

Despite facing a series of intertwined environmental, social, and political challenges, the European Union is committed to cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The objective is supported by increasing the share of renewable energy to 42.5% i...

30 April 2024

European Commission’s Innovation Radar confirms innovation potential in public procurement processes

"The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations" in EU-funded projects aiming to give innovative approaches more visibility and make them more accessible to the broader public. Recently, one of ICLEI Europe's publications in the thematic area of publi...