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Position paper

ICLEI Europe's position on the Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience

Following the EU Soil Strategy, in July 2023, the European Commission published its proposal for a Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience. Unfortunately, the ambition of the Directive - even expressed by the now proposed title - does not meet the previously announced “Soil Health Law” criteria as the directive does not contain any binding protection measures / targets and it currently foresees a step by step approach by prioritising soil monitoring first and planning to suggest ...

Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on the EU 2040 Climate Target

ICLEI and its partners from the Coalition for Higher Ambition rallied broad support for a science-based 2040 climate target. Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on the EU Climate Target 2040 in February, members of the Coalition have prepared a joint letter calling for a science-based target of at least 90% net emission reductions to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.
In the letter addressed to the Presidents of the three main institutions of...

Local Alliance Letter to EU Leaders to stay the course on Green Deal implementation

Local Alliance, European networks of local and regional governments, representing cities and regions ranging from the smallest rural towns to the largest metropolitan capitals across all EU Member States, wish to underscore the importance of staying on course to implement the European Green Deal under this and next mandates of the European Commission. European local and regional governments have already embarked on the journey to climate neutrality and started to transform our cities and regions...

Call for urgent adoption of Nature Restoration Law

Cities, regions, environmental authorities, and partners of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Greening Cities call for urgent adoption of Nature Restoration Law by the European Council.

Tackling the climate and biodiversity crises in Europe through Urban Greening Plans

Recommendations on implementing and operationalising Urban Greening Plans.

UrbanByNature - the global programme for urban nature pioneers

UrbanByNature is a facilitated capacity-building programme promoting exchange among cities, researchers and SMEs and building bridges with the NBS communities in Brazil, the Caucasus, China, South America, Korea, and South-Eastern Europe. Participation in the programme is open and free of charge with new opportunities coming up regularly for other regions worldwide. New hubs are planned in Spain, Scotland and Flandres.

Cities for an Integrated Landscape Approach - Curbing Land Degradation and Restoring Europe’s Soil Ecosystems

This ICLEI Europe led position paper provides key recommendations concerning the EU Soil Strategy for 2030.

Policy Support Facility: Fostering a local just resilience - “Speeding up adaptation to reduce the risk of disasters”

The session “Speeding up adaptation to reduce disaster risk” presents local experiences of disaster risk management, with particular reference to the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS).
Guidance document

NetworkNature Factsheet - Nature-based solutions: are we restoring our relationship with nature in Europe?

To achieve a sustainable future, we should work with, not against nature to achieve global goals. Nature-based solutions are a great pathway forward. This Factsheet was produced by NetworkNature to provide an overview of some of our current societal challenges in different sectors and practical, on the ground examples of how Nature-based solutions are used to tackle them. Four case studies are presented to show how working with nature can help address climate, disaster, water, health and communi...