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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...

29 April 2024

Enabling local circular transitions for a sustainable future

Growth has been the shorthand for improving standards of living for decades. In reality, this dependency has also proven to cause unsustainable resource depletion and environmental degradation with severe social, environmental and economic consequences. Replacing the linear "produce, consume, discar...

17 April 2024

How sustainable public procurement advances New European Bauhaus

Within the Big Buyers Working Together (BBWT) project, a Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the New European Bauhaus (NEB) is the first European initiative to explore meaningful links between the NEB and sustainable public procurement. This CoP, led by ICLEI Europe, kicked off recently with a we...

16 April 2024

Empowering cities for a resilient future: EURESFO 2024 is coming to Valencia

From 26 - 28 June, the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) will bring city representatives and resilience professionals together in Valencia (Spain), an ICLEI Member and the European Green Capital 2024! The 2024 edition of EURESFO is built around three key thematic streams and a fourth specia...

15 April 2024

Local Alliance urges EU to stay the course on EU Green Deal

ICLEI and seven other leading networks of European cities and regions - ACR+, CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Eurocities, FEDARENE, and POLIS - have come together to form the Local Alliance ahead of the EU elections.  In a joint letter, the Alliance calls on EU leaders to find new ways ...

4 April 2024

ICLEI calls for strengthened proposed Soil Monitoring & Resilience Directive

When we talk about biodiversity and climate, we often think about the ecosystems we can see, yet soil is home to more than 25% of all biodiversity. What’s more, soil has the potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change by storing water and carbon, decreasing the risk of flooding and dro...

25 March 2024

Local governments can use a guide for navigating New European Bauhaus-inspired projects

Are you a local government aiming to revitalise varied urban (or rural) spaces and create a sense of community among different stakeholders to help these places thrive in a sustainable way? The New European Bauhaus (NEB) Toolbox, developed by ICLEI Europe and tested in 20 small and medium-sized muni...

22 March 2024

Revaluing our water management approach for resilience

National and international discussions on the importance of preserving the quantity and quality of water ecosystems too often neglect local and regional governments’ policies. At the same time, local communities hold immense knowledge to best address the challenges they face related to water m...

21 March 2024

The Nature Restoration Law is key for greening our future

EU Member States’ Ambassadors are expected to have a final decision on the Nature Restoration Law on 22 March with an expected final vote on this key legislation at the European Council on 25 March. Their decision will define whether the EU will enshrine its objectives to implement the Kunming...