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28 January 2022

ICLEI Europe joins European Alliance for a Just Transition

ICLEI Europe is pleased to annouced that we have been admitted to the European Alliance for a Just Transition, a coalition spanning civil society, non-profit organisations and political actors all committed to pushing for just transition. Joining this alliance is in line with ICLEI Europe's stance o...

27 January 2022

Recommendations for policy makers on food value chains

How can public procurement positively influence the entire food value chain? A new set of recommendations for procurers and policy makers is now available in relation to this topic. The recommendations on food value chains and public procurement build upon a global analysis, as well as the podcast ...

26 January 2022

Sharing is caring: spreading nature-based solutions in cities

Cooperation between Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) has resulted in fruitful approaches for implementation of nature-based solutions. Zagreb’s gradual and inclusive approach to renewing a post-industrial district has proven a valuable approach, applicable to o...

25 January 2022

Do you dream to #YouthUp your city in 2025?

2022 is the European Year of Youth offering further opportunities for young people to voice their political views. In order to move forward in solving the climate crisis, youth voices are more crucial than ever before. To this end, ICLEI Europe encourages cities to apply to become the next 2025 Euro...

24 January 2022

COVID-19, climate change, liberal democracy and the role of local governments

A reflection from Wolfgang Teubner, ICLEI Regional Director for Europe, as we begin a new year. Looking back on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large in Europe, a few things become clear to me. Namely, our democracies are fragile, facing climate change may be even more of an “uphil...

21 January 2022

ICLEI Members prove that nature-based solutions are a safe and sound investment

Nature-based solutions are a quick and cost-effective way to transform our surroundings to become more sustainable and they will be a key element in building more resilient and healthy societies. A new report on ‘Investing in a Green Urban Future’ demonstrates that these solutions are a ...

20 January 2022

How public lighting shapes health and wellbeing in cities

Public lighting design makes a difference in safety, happiness, health, and sustainability in cities. But what makes a public lighting system ‘good’? And what knowledge do designers need to create these systems? An event in December 2021 on “Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing i...

19 January 2022

New nature-based solutions website takes participants on a visual learning journey

With a new year comes new visions and goal setting for environmental organisations for the months ahead. In this vein, a key nature-based solutions capactiy-building programme has launched a website to help global nature-based solutions leaders access course materials free of charge, as well as disc...

18 January 2022

Two publications help cities adapt to and mitigate climate change

In its role as part of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office – which is made up of local and regional authorities’ networks – ICLEI Europe has developed two publications to help local authorities implement effective climate change adaptation and mitigation. The first publication,...