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31 May 2023

15-minute cities: how old solutions can become new innovations

Would you prefer to listen to this article? No problem! Check out our “Features” series, in which we read each month’s feature article aloud, and share those recordings in our podcast feed. Listen now >> * * * A long-held staple of urban planning, the concept of the “...

26 May 2023

Local governments shape the future of biodiversity

In December 2022, leaders from across the world came together in Montreal (Canada) for global biodiversity negotiations known as the “United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties”, or CBD COP15. This was the occasion to agree upon a Post-2020 Global Biodive...

25 May 2023

ICLEI partners with city changers for Urban Futures conference

ICLEI Europe is once again a partner of the annual Urban Future conference, which brings together a wide diversity of ‘city changers’. This year, the conference is taking place in Stuttgart (Germany) from 21-23 June 2023, and will bring together urban development experts, politicians, en...

14 March 2023

ICLEI looks back at EURESFO 2022 - with a glimpse to the future

The 9th edition of the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) took place on 14 and 15 September 2022 in Athens, Greece. Once again, the Forum, organised by 20 partners, provided an exceptional platform for 70+ speakers and 300+ participants from across Europe and abroad to come together in 17 ses...

3 March 2023

City leaders convene in Tokyo for third annual Summit and accept Mayors Declaration

On Thursday, 2 March 2023, city leaders from G7 countries gathered in ICLEI Member Tokyo (Japan) and online for the third annual U7 Mayors Summit. ICLEI Europe is proud to push this work forward in partnership with a number of ICLEI Member Cities and ICLEI Offices. The mayors discussed their vision...

16 February 2023

What support can EU institutions provide cities as they face this energy crisis?

~The following text is adapted from the Covenant of Mayors Europe, whose office is operated by a consortium of city networks that includes ICLEI Europe.~   The ongoing energy crisis directly impacts cities and their inhabitants, with the heaviest burdens falling on those suffering from increa...

15 February 2023

Leading European cities recognised for measureable contributions to sustainability

A clear understanding of data and analytics is an essential component for cities as they manage their environmental impacts. To this end, CDP, the world’s most extensive environmental reporting platform, assesses climate action in cities and towns, as well as companies and financial institutio...

12 December 2022

The winner of the Transformative Action Award 2022 is revealed

The Valea Jiului Development Society Project was crowned the winner of the sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award at a ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium). ICLEI Europe and the ICLEI Member City of Aalborg (Denmark), with support from the European...

9 December 2022

Moving nature-based solutions from policy to action

This year for the first time, ICLEI Europe kicked off a series of webinars specifically for our member cities. The next one is just around the corner on 12 December 2022. See why you should join by re-living key insights that emerged from the last edition, which focused on nature-based solutions (NB...