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27 May 2020

AI suppliers, climate change experts and cities invited to open market consultation

Every purchase made has an impact. It is, therefore, no surprise that sustainable procurement has become a key tool for cities looking to strengthen their urban sustainability. But, what if cities are searching for solutions that aren't yet on the market? What if cities want to "purchase innovation"...

22 May 2020

Celebrating the biodiverse cities of the future this International Day for Biological Diversity

Today, 22 May 2020, we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. For the year 2020, the day’s theme is ‘Our solutions are in nature’. This theme includes recognising the role of nature and biodiversity to address environmental and social challenges, and emphasises the n...

20 May 2020

Mannheim2020 goes online

If this year has taught us anything, it is that the old saying rings true: “the only constant in life is change.” And so, we adapt: Mannheim2020 is going online! Join us for this 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns to be part of taking transformation forward. What ...

13 May 2020

New energy transition priorities for Zagreb after earthquake

Article originally written by Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair, Dept. of Energy, Power & Environmental Engineering, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Naval Architecture and North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency – REGEA, and disseminated by the K...

13 May 2020

Harnessing cities' potential to protect pollinators

Our ecosystem would collapse without pollinators: 75 percent of the world’s main food crops and 85 percent of wild plants rely on pollinating insects. The right tools and knowledge can support local authorities and practitioners to transform cities into ecosystems where pollinators thrive. A n...

11 May 2020

European Mayors call for COVID-19 recovery that supports transformation to a climate neutral society

Last week, the Board of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe (CoM) released an Open Letter calling for post-COVID national and EU-level economic relief investments to be “channelled towards the transformation to a climate neutral society.” They went on to warn that, “otherwis...

7 May 2020

Join a series of online meetings on local hydrogen solutions

ICLEI Europe and the EVERYWH2ERE project are organising a series of informal online presentations and exchanges to advance local hydrogen agendas. The initiative is part of the EVERYWH2ERE regions and cities interest group, led by ICLEI Europe, which brings together local and regional authorit...

29 April 2020

Inspiration and support for cities during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around the world, the critical role of local and regional governments in ensuring the physical, emotional and societal health of their residents has never been clearer. Local leaders and communities have been key to introducing early restrictive measures, as well as...

28 April 2020

Challenges and opportunities in Katowice amidst the European energy transition

Coal mining is an integral part of the history of the Polish region of Silesia. Its capital, ICLEI Member Katowice, is home to thousands of coal-burning domestic hearths and is the place where Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, is venerated. Here, the role of coal is still alive: the Silesia...