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21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...

12 February 2020

Staff at the City of Ghent are traveling more sustainably

The City of Ghent is working hard to reach climate neutrality by 2050. It is well-known by now that mobility and travel account for a substantial proportion of harmful global emissions. As a result, Ghent has turned its efforts towards a sustainable travel policy. As of February 2020, the staff of ...

11 February 2020

ICLEI joins call for a European Capital of Social Progress

In 2019, ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden) hosted the first Social Progress Cities Summit. As part of the Summit, participating cities came together to call for a European Capital of Social Progress Award, a call that ICLEI Europe is proud to officially support. This award would be similar to those ...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

4 February 2020

G20 Transport Task Group looks forward to the future of mobility

A new report is now out, which explores the future of mobility, with a focus on vehicle emissions reductions. The report is authored by the G20 Transport Task Group, a group established by the G20 to "identify and exchange best practices among G20 countries on the implementation of cost-effective e...

31 January 2020

How one ICLEI Member has inspired another in their pursuit of sustainable mobility

The Guardian newspaper recently profiled city-to-city knowledge-sharing in action, by looking at how ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) inspired ICLEI Member Birmingham (United Kingdom). In 2017, the City of Ghent released a mobility plan that works with city zones. In particular, the city is divided int...

23 January 2020

Looking forward as we usher in a new decade

Dear Members, Colleagues, Friends of ICLEI, I hope you all had a nice and relaxing break between the years and a great start to 2020. Of course, this message would be a great opportunity to take a look at the new decade ahead of us. However, these days it is already difficult to find a solid basis ...

22 January 2020

ICLEI announced as key partner for Earth Day 50th Anniversary

"Earth Day" has been marked each year since 1970, when 20 million people mobilised for environmental protection. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The Earth Day Network coordinates annual Earth Days, an...

20 January 2020

Cities step up commitment to environment with Green City Accord

The Green City Accord is a new European Commission initiative to accelerate the implementation of the EU environmental directives in the areas of air quality, water and wastewater, waste, noise, and biodiversity and nature. The Accord will be developed in coordination with city experts and launched ...