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26 July 2021

Green City Accord signatories: ‘Speeding up Europe’s green transition’

To ensure a clean and healthy future for Europe’s cities, leaders must urgently take decisive steps to safeguard urban environments and protect citizens’ well-being. This September, a unique event will celebrate the forward-thinking city leaders who have already committed to impactful ac...

20 July 2021

European Commission publishes guide for public authorities on “Incentives to boost the circular economy”

ICLEI Europe has contributed to a new report, published by the European Commission, identifying which incentives public authorities have at their disposal to boost the circular economy. The report aims to inform and provide guidance to Member States, and regional and local authorities about potentia...

23 June 2021

Turning urban waste streams into value-added products for cities

Cities across the world are looking for new and innovative ways to become more circular and tackle mounting challenges around urban waste. To this end, a group of European leaders have come together to ask: What if there was a way to transform carbon from urban waste to a product like a night vision...

7 June 2021

The future is green: 50 cities commit to safeguarding the environment

Fifty cities across Europe have signed the Green City Accord (GCA), committing to push forward ambitious efforts to create a greener, cleaner urban future. With the signatures of ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania), alongside those of Grenoble (France) and Košice (Slovakia), the Green City Acc...

4 June 2021

Putting planning into practice: How to implement the Green City Accord indicators & achieve a healthier urban future

On 16 June from 13:00–16:00 CEST, join a Green City Accord (GCA) workshop which aims to facilitate insightful discussions regarding the practical implementation of innovative projects, initiatives, and legislation in the areas of: air, water, nature & biodiversity, noise, and waste & c...

2 June 2021

ICLEI Members discuss “building back better” at OECD Champion Mayors Week

Last week, ICLEI Europe Members Braga (Portugal), Glasgow (the United Kingdom) and Mannheim (Germany), together with Freetown (Sierra Leone), joined the OECD Champion Mayors Week to explore how to “build back better” from COVID-19. The session – themed “Could the grass be gr...

18 May 2021

ICLEI Europe gears up for EU Green Week with sessions supporting zero-pollution in cities

ICLEI Europe is pleased to be contributing to this year’s edition of the annual European Green Week conference, via several sessions that promote the local perspective and voices on the EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition. Each of these sessions will support local authorities in tr...

29 April 2021

Driving the bioeconomy locally: how local authorities can support the transition

The European Green Deal, launched in December 2019, aims to drive the transition to a fair, resource-efficient, competitive and prosperous society and economy in Europe. The EU Green Deal works to continue modernising the EU’s economy with circular and biobased solutions in line with the targe...

26 April 2021

Open call for regions interested in circular cultural tourism

In light of COVID-19 and the restrictions it has imposed on travel, many places are rethinking their tourism strategies. A more circular approach to cultural tourism is emerging alongside this paradigm shift; one that aims for sustainability, community empowerment and regional development along with...