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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...

11 May 2022

Sustainable Cities Platform launches sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award

Local and regional authorities spearheading the implementation of Local Green Deals and civil society organisations advancing the sustainable urban transformation in Europe are encouraged to apply for the chance to win 10,000 EUR. The sixth edition of the Transformative Action Award is now underway...

10 May 2022

Green Harbours of Hope: Sustainable and equitable cities in times of crisis

How can cities be Green Harbours of Hope in times of crisis? On April 27th, leading up to the Malmö ICLEI World Congress, two elected officials and a civil society representative from ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) and Cascais (Portugal), reflected on how their cities are stepping up to recei...

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 ...

5 May 2022

37th Breakfast at Sustainability’s: Enhancing SUMPs through transition pathways and implementation strategies

“Urgent, urgent, urgent,” was the welcome message delivered by Marijke De Roeck, Director of Communication & Participation Urban Development and SUMPS coordinator from the City of Antwerp (Belgium), at last week’s online mobility edition of the ‘Breakfast at Sustainabilit...

29 April 2022

A more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive Green Deal: New European Bauhaus puts people and places first

  New European Bauhaus: beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive How can collective action on sustainability put people and places first? This is a question best answered with a closer look at the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, which supports the environmental goals of the European Green...

28 April 2022

44 ICLEI Cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

Today, the cities selected for the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission, have been announced. 112 cities in total will represent all 27 EU member states, along with 12 additional cities from associated countries. Of those selected, 44 cities are I...

26 April 2022

Join the U7 Mayors Summit to be a part of progress towards a more equitable world

The Urban7 Group Alliance is proud to announce the U7 Mayors Summit, with the theme “Embracing the Urban World: Cities as Drivers of Change for Peace, Democracy and Sustainability”. The Summit will take place on 3 May 2022, and all local governments are strongly encouraged to join. The p...

21 April 2022

Planetary health in practice: lessons on urban greening from 2021 European Green Capital Lahti

Last winter, Finland’s first ‘Planetary Health Physician’, Dr. Hanna Haveri, sat down to speak with ICLEI about her work with urban greening initiatives in ICLEI member city Lahti (Finland). In recognition of its long-standing history and achievements in sustainable city planning, ...