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27 July 2022

Financing opportunity for youth-led projects in transition regions across the EU

Young people will soon have the opportunity to apply for up to €10,000 in funding to organise local projects and contribute to a just and inclusive transition to a climate neutral economy. In September 2022, a call for projects will be launched as a part of the European Commission's Directorate...

18 July 2022

Integrating nature-based solutions into policymaking

Policy makers are encouraged to make use of a new Knowledge Brief, which outlines concrete recommendations that support the implementation of nature-based solutions. These solutions help set cities and towns onto a more sustainable track, and can replace outdated and polluting policies in cities. Fu...

1 July 2022

European Committee of the Regions elects President and First Vice President

On 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives, elected its First Vice President to take over the presidency for the second half of the current five-year mandate. CoR is a key ICLEI Europe partner, who share a vision of ensuring...

30 June 2022

From Katowice to Sharm El Sheikh: cities and regions are gearing-up diplomacy and multilevel action on climate emergency

As the World Urban Forum (WUF11) concludes in ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland), cities and regions remain firm in their work to advocate for elevating global climate action towards upcoming 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) in November 2022. At WUF11, in its ca...

29 June 2022

Multilevel governance and the G7 in the spotlight at the World Urban Forum

While heads of state gathered this week at the G7 Summit, the Urban7 Group – who act as the voice of the cities within the German G7 Presidency – were at the World Urban Forum discussing how to ensure that local leaders’ voices are part of G7 negotiations. This “how to?...

28 June 2022

Hamburg and Dortmund added to list of cities eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) and the City of Dortmund (Germany) are now eligible to host data-driven projects under the ICLEI Action Fund. Civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes aiming to implement inclusive environmental action in one of these two Ge...

21 June 2022

The vital role of nature-based solutions to create a more equitable economy

The COVID-19 pandemic led many local areas to reassess the structures of their economies and labour markets. Adjusting to and moving forward from the pandemic provides a key opportunity to reconsider our systems, in order to bring nature to the core of our economies and our societies. A new report s...

20 June 2022

Three videos on empowering local action on climate adaptation and resilience

Actors involved in policy- and decision-making plan and set in motion local climate action, and create tools and resources to help citizens and stakehoders learn about climate change adaptation and resilience. The EU Policy Support Facility, a European Commission initiative launched to assist local ...

20 June 2022

Join a community of local stakeholders interested in the role of land use in climate action

Sustainable land use planning – seen as a key part of climate change mitigation and adaptation – often lies on the shoulders of governments and companies. But how can everyday people make choices that support sustainable land use? To explore this question further, ICLEI Europe is involv...