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18 May 2022

Mayor of Malmö makes case for equitable public procurement

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) spoke recently about building equity into public procurement practices at the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, putting words into action. The city has been committed to equitable and sustainable public procurement for many years...

16 May 2022

Four key messages for sustainable just cities

ICLEI Europe is committed to driving locally-anchored just transitions. Last month, ICLEI Europe supported a Strategic Conversation on this topic, bringing together key actors working to integrate sustainability and justice in cities, including representatives from ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden),...

13 May 2022

Save the date for the 9th European Urban Resilience Forum

Every year, city represenatives, experts and stakeholders at the local and regional stage come together at the European Resilience Forum to participate in a unique exchange and stategise on climate adaptation, disaster management and urban resilience. The event is an excellent opportunity to explore...

12 May 2022

ICLEI Action Fund will grant €7M for data-driven projects

A new call for applications for the ICLEI Action Fund is officially open. Non-profit and civil society organisations can now apply to receive up to 1 million EUR each to implement data-driven action to help cities reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. The deadline to submit a prop...

9 May 2022

ICLEI invites cities to apply for their chance to become the first ever European Capital of Democracy

Local governance is crucial to upholding the strength of our democracies, both in Europe and abroad. The conflicts in Ukraine make it even more striking that cooperation between citizens and city governments are not to be taken for granted. With this in mind, ICLEI Europe strongly encourages cities ...

2 May 2022

ICLEI World Congress to highlight public procurement’s key role in advancing sustainable urban development

The ICLEI World Congress, taking place in ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) from 11-13 May, is fast approaching. The event aims to showcase how cities, towns and regions worldwide are advancing sustainable urban development and accelerating the sustainable transition. The World Congress will host two...

22 March 2022

ICLEI argues for a transformative Social Climate Fund

Local governments hold tremendous potential to drive just energy transitions in their communities. ICLEI – as part of the European Alliance for Just Transition – is proud to have officially signed a joint statement advocating for policy reforms and safeguards to ensure that the European ...

8 March 2022

International Women’s Day at ICLEI Europe

Today, 8 March, ICLEI Europe recognises International Women’s Day. This annual commemeration is about striving towards a more gender-equal world. On this day, it is important to celebrate the achievements of women and gender minorities, while also calling out areas where inequalities remain, a...

4 March 2022

Checklist, tools, and insights on testing out energy transition solutions

Over the past several years, ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Basel (Switzerland), Bristol (the United Kingdom), Grenoble (France), Mannheim (Germany), and Warsaw (Poland) have been experimenting with using an innovative “City Lab” approach to push forward local energy transition. Now, t...