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28 July 2022

Building communities of energy-responsible citizens

Energy transition is no longer a concept to debate or consider. It is an urgent requirement that communities across Europe are implementing. While energy-related legislation and guidelines from national and international levels is undoubtedly needed, action in cities and sub-national regions demonst...

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...

13 June 2022

Join ICLEI at the 11th World Urban Forum

ICLEI, its Members and partners will come together at the end of this month for the 11th edition of the United Nations’ World Urban Forum (WUF11). This leading global conference on sustainable urbanisation is coming to Europe, and will be hosted by ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland) from 26-30 Jun...

31 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant 7 million EUR for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profits, civil society organisations, academic institutions and non-profit research institutes in eight ICLEI member cities can apply for up to 1 million EUR to implement data-driven projects. The deadline to submit a prop...

27 May 2022

Local energy planners invited to access free, expert heating and cooling planning advice

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for about half of Europe’s total energy needs, with 75% still dependent on fossil fuels? To dramatically decrease this dependency and increase the share of renewable energy in European homes, action must be taken at the local level, involving a va...

28 April 2022

44 ICLEI Cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

Today, the cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission, have been announced. 112 cities in total will represent all 27 EU member states, along with 12 additional cities from associated countries. Of those selected, 44 cities are I...

27 April 2022

Exchange partners in Western Balkans and Ukraine collaborate on the transition towards clean energy

In the transition towards clean energy, knowledge exchange provides ample learning opportunities to elevate all those involved. In the Western Balkans and Ukraine, six exchanges are kicking off within a dedicated exchange programme. The exchange provides an opportunity for regions to start direct, o...

25 April 2022

Apply to exchange knowledge and learn from other collective energy initiatives

Are you part of a European Energy Community, or running an Energy Collective Action in your municipality? Then you are invited to apply to exchange knowledge and learn from others across Europe working in this field, all in the hopes of helping newer energy initiatives to grow and thrive. Energy co...

8 April 2022

ICLEI Members work across borders on measures for climate neutrality

Two ambitious ICLEI Member Cities in the United Kingdom – namely Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough (also referred to as H&F) and Bristol – have matched up with municipalities in Poland to work together to strategise on how to reach net zero emissions. Bristol City Council has ...