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17 May 2024

ICLEI welcomes nine Ukrainian cities as new members

As with other regions in conflict, implementing sustainable urban development poses an added challenge in Ukraine. Thus, ICLEI aims to support the recovery and long-term rebuilding of the cities and towns in the region in a resilient and sustainable way, welcoming nine Ukrainian Members into our net...

15 May 2024

Municipal sustainability management facilitates Local Green Deal implementation

Cities are central actors for implementing and localising the European Green Deal. Recently, two new publications (in German) serve as resources for cities to enhance their municipal sustainability management strategies as they seek to do just that. The "Municipal Sustainability Management" report ...

7 May 2024

Amplify citizens’ voices in policy making

Across the globe, public authorities face resource constraints, limiting their ability to gather crucial data needed for informed policymaking. Yet, within this challenge lies an opportunity for innovation and inclusivity. ICLEI Europe is looking for dedicated local government representatives commit...

15 April 2024

Local Alliance urges EU to stay the course on EU Green Deal

ICLEI and seven other leading networks of European cities and regions - ACR+, CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Eurocities, FEDARENE, and POLIS - have come together to form the Local Alliance ahead of the EU elections.  In a joint letter, the Alliance calls on EU leaders to find new ways ...

22 March 2024

Revaluing our water management approach for resilience

National and international discussions on the importance of preserving the quantity and quality of water ecosystems too often neglect local and regional governments’ policies. At the same time, local communities hold immense knowledge to best address the challenges they face related to water m...

18 March 2024

Leading local and EU decision makers discuss translating the EU Green Deal into local action

Last week brought more than 200 Mayors and local representatives together with EU leaders and the Belgian EU Council Presidency to discuss translating the EU Green Deal into local action. During the event, key EU decision makers including European Commission Executive Vice President Maroš &Sc...

23 February 2024

Free tool now available to help cities identify broad impacts of energy efficiency measures

Thanks to piloting and insights from ICLEI Members Tartu (Estonia), Calvià (Spain) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), a free online tool is now available to help stakeholders understand diverse impacts of energy efficiency measures. The so-called MICATool – or Multiple Impacts Calculation To...

21 February 2024

Working with the Belgian Presidency towards a strong role for local governments in the next European mandate

An enormous task lies before the Belgian government as they take over the Presidency of the European Council for the period from January-June 2024. The coming months will be crucial not only for preparing for the European elections, but also for determining whether Europe maintains its course toward...

5 February 2024

Cities discuss strategies to finance their climate ambition

Cities are leading the way when it comes to innovative climate action – but the same level of ambition on finance is also needed to fund it. It begs the question of how cities can meet the costs of a green transition? Are there new and innovative approaches? Can more private capital be mobilis...