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Press release
10 December 2018

Transport Day 2018: Transport community answers Paris Agreement call to action, placing decarbonised mobility at heart of climate change action

Transport is responsible for a quarter of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. At least half of all air pollution in cities and a third of transport-related CO2 emissions originate from urban passenger transport.
The global transport community recognises the urgent need to address these challenges, and on Thursday 6 December convened the 7th annual Transport Day alongside the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Cha...
Press release
15 November 2018

Ghent wins European sustainability award

Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony held today at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implement...
Press release
18 October 2018

Florence based NGO receives special mention from European sustainability award for work with migrants

Associazione Amici del Nidiaci in Oltrarno Onlus, Florence (Italy) was honoured today with a special mention by the jury of the 2018 Transformative Action Award for their work on the inclusion and integration of immigrant families in their local community. The special mention came in advance of the award ceremony, which will take place on 15 November in Brussels (Belgium).
The Europe-wide sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Countr...

Barcelona, Rotterdam and Flanders Scoop Awards at Major European Sustainability Event

The cities of Barcelona and Rotterdam, and the Government of Flanders, have scooped the 2018 Procura+ Awards at this year’s EcoProcura conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

“Win-Win for European Economy” – Strategic Innovation Network Launched

Procure2Innovate, a strategic innovation procurement initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, was officially launched today in Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Press release
21 September 2018

CIVITAS Awards 2018 recognise Europe’s pioneering cities for sustainable urban mobility

Eight European towns and cities were revealed as the winners of the CITIVAS Awards 2018, Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, urban transport. The announcements were made at a ceremony in Umeå, Sweden, on the second evening of CIVITAS Forum 2018.
Press release
18 September 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Moving towards Europe's inclusive and multimodal mobility future

The magnitude of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is vital that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?
Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum, which is taking place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden, will examine this critical question.
Press release
13 September 2018

Tshwane announced as new chair of Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

Executive Mayor of Tshwane, South Africa, Solly Msimanga is announced as the new chair of ICLEI’s Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) at the Global Climate Action Summit.
The GLCN is a group of 14 cities from around the globe committed to the implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement. Their goal is to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and socially responsible society.
Launched by ICLEI in 2015 and developed under the leadersh...