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29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

28 November 2022

ICLEI welcomes strengthened social economy approaches in the EU

The German Secretary of State Sven Giegold together with his Spanish colleague recently announced that a strengthened social economy in Europe would be one of the priorities under the Spanish Presidency: “Spain will hold the Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2023. One of its ...

25 November 2022

A sustainable ReStart for Ukrainian municipalities

As the Russian war in Ukraine continues, it is imperative that those outside Ukraine remember that, at the heart of the country, lie people, communities, and cities that have to rebuild. Alexander Shevchenko, founder of ReStart Ukraine, is helping to ‘ReStart’ the country’s cities ...

22 November 2022

Circular water experts explore amplifying citizen co-creation

With each year, challenges grow regarding how to supply fresh water globally. This is why expert stakeholders in the field of circular water are working to enhance knowledge and use of nature-based solutions (NBS) as a key tool to foster water reuse and the mitigation of water pollution and run-off....

21 November 2022

EU effort sharing could have even greater potential if multi-level, place-based and locally differentiated

Late at night on 8 November, the EU agreed to a stricter trajectory with more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for all EU Member States. This move comes in the context of the Fit for 55 package and the revision of its Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Importantly, increases i...

18 November 2022

ICLEI’s CityLoops website wins prestigious .eu Web Award 2022

The CityLoops website, developed and managed by ICLEI Europe in Freiburg (Germany), was awarded the .eu Web Award 2022 at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 17 November! The project was nominated under the “Better World” category, which focuses on websites that represent green initiativ...

17 November 2022

Meet this year’s Transformative Action Award finalists

Today, Caldes de Montbui (Catalonia, Spain), the City of Łódź (Poland) and the Valea Jiului Development Society Project, located in the Jiu Valley of Petrila (Romania), were revealed as finalists for the sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award. The award is organised by ICLEI Europ...

16 November 2022

Energy Day at COP27 spans equity, data, buildings and more

Energy is cross-cutting, spanning highly diverse sectors. As a result, it plays a pivotal role in efforts to mitigate the climate crisis. In recognition of this cornerstone role, 15 November was officially designated Energy Day at COP27. This day focused on all aspects of energy, including just tran...

15 November 2022

Cities unite against climate change via an interactive app

Saving the climate is not just an issue for politics and business. Only if we all change our habits and behaviour sustainably will we have a future worth living. This is the idea behind the new, interactive Climate Campaigners app, part of an initiative put forward by ICLEI Europe, together with 13 ...