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Fit-for-55+: Powering up a sustainable and fair energy transition in Europe

POSITION PAPER: ICLEI Europe welcomes the planned revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) by the European Commission. Frameworks, mandates and resources that enable local governments to implement ambitious actions must be strengthened.
Press release
11 July 2019

Städte fordern Kanzlerin Merkel zum schlüssigen Handeln für das Klima auf

Mehr und mehr Städte rufen den Klimanotstand aus und richten nun einen eindringlichen Appell an die Bundesregierung, die gemeinsamen Anstrengungen zu verstärken.
Press release
14 March 2019

Towns, cities and regions march with youth for the climate: the time for action is now

For the first time in Europe’s history, towns, cities and regions are marching along with young people from around the world in a Global Climate Strike for the Future. Six local government networks inspired by the youth’s call to action will join the strike on 15 March in Brussels. They jointly call on the European Union and national leaders to take the necessary steps to address climate change in a just and timely manner.
Their main demand: to take heed of calls by the Intergovernm...
Press release
27 November 2018

ICLEI joins European Green Capital Network’s Call for Action for sustainable cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, ICLEI joined 18 cities from across Europe, who recently came together in European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability in all cities around the world.
The call for action, which was initiated by the members of the European Green Capital Network...
Press release
18 May 2017

Cities pledge to transform societies towards sustainability to create a more cohesive Europe

Local governments affirmed their willingness to take major, transformative steps towards greater sustainability at the ICLEI European Membership Assembly, vocalising the need to engage all sectors of society in this transition to prevent European democracies from fracturing further.
Over 100 participants attended the ICLEI-organised event, which took place at the BEL conference centre in Brussels over two days. The Membership Assembly was convened to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establ...
Press release
28 September 2017

Transformative Action Award 2017: Shortlist revealed: Rewarding Transformative Actions to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities

The Sustainable Cities platform has announced the shortlisted candidates for the Transformative Action Award 2017.
The award, funded by the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation, socio-economic transformation, and technological transformation.
The jury, made up of Cor Lamers (Chair of the ENVE Commission, European Committ...
Press release
12 December 2017

ICLEI, Global Covenant of Mayors, and C40 announce One Planet Charter to Accelerate Local Implementation of the Paris Agreement

Global city networks join together to launch new campaign to drive sustainable infrastructure, giving cities momentum to reach ambitious climate goals.
Today, at the One Planet Summit in Paris, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy announced the One Planet Charter to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement in cities and local governments across the world.
The One Planet Ch...
Press release
23 November 2017

Nilüfer wins Transformative Action Award 2017

Nilüfer (Turkey) was announced as the winner of the Transformative Action Award 2017 at a ceremony held yesterday at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The award, organised by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation; socio-economic transformatio...