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19 June 2018

Energy efficient renovation to be made accessible through a gamified online platform

It has long been acknowledged that buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of the total global energy consumption, but what steps can be taken to start reducing this figure? According to recent EU reports, every year only around 1.5 percent of buildings are being renovated to improve the...

23 March 2018

C4S project helps cities to implement energy action plans

ICLEI is taking part in the Compete4SECAP project, also known as C4S, which aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action. The project promotes the adoption of standardised energy management systems in municipalities through the coordinatio...

22 February 2018

Final REFILL conference to showcase transformation of vacant spaces

ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) will hold a conference on the temporary use of abandoned and derelict spaces on 27 March as part of the EU-funded ‘REFILL’ project. The ‘REFILL’ project, which is part of the URBACT network, has been running for the last two and a half years, foc...

19 February 2018

European sustainable development week set to take place in May

Now in its 4th year, the 2018 European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) will take place from 30 May - 5 June. The ESDW is a Europe-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development ...

15 February 2018

Registration open for ICLEI World Congress 2018

Registration has now opened for the ICLEI World Congress 2018, which will be held from 19-22 June in Montréal (Canada). At the ICLEI World Congress 2018, ICLEI and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organisations, business le...

22 January 2018

ICLEI Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner reflects on the challenges and successes of 2017

Dear Members, Partners, Colleagues and Friends, I hope you all had a great start into 2018, and wish you health, happiness, and success for the year to come. The turn of the year is a time when we tend to look back at the year that has passed and forward to the year ahead of us, often with hope an...