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Liège Declaration on Adaptation to Climate Change

On 9 February, ICLEI, alongside over 70 organisations signed the Liège Declaration - The Roadmap for Adaptation to Climate Change. The Declaration represents a collective call to action and a commitment by the signing parties to address the challenges posed by climate change. It addresses the future of the European Green Deal post-2024 and actions relating specifically to climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions and resilience.
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Joint letter to call for this Commission to leave a legacy of the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy through sustainable public food procurement

In a joint letter addressed to President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission, ICLEI Europe and IFOAM Organics Europe, together with 15 organisations with an expertise on sustainable food systems, are urging the European Commission to leave a lasting and concrete legacy of the EU Farm to Fork strategy through sustainable public food procurement (SFP).
The joint letter highlights the critical role of SFP in realising the goals set by the EU Farm to Fork strategy and underscores its p...

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...
Letters and Statements

Joint letter to Ministers calling for an EU policy framework for a just transition

21 member organisations of the European Alliance for a Just Transition, including ICLEI Europe, have signed this joint letter highlighting the urgent need to prioritise a fair and just transition, including through the development and implementation of an EU policy framework for a just transition.
The letter was sent out to Ministers for Climate/Environment, Social Affairs and Economy and Finance, as well as to Permanent Representatives of Member States to the EU, on 11 March 2024. At the end o...