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1 October 2019

Inclusive green spaces critical to the future of European cities

A new report exploring the future of cities released by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre states that public space makes up 2-15 percent of land in European city centres. Their ‘greenness’ has increased over the last 25 years – by a total of 38 percent - with an...

19 September 2019

Brussels to host interactive event on red list status of Europe’s overlooked species

IUCN and the Environment Department of the City of Brussels (Belgium) will host an interactive event, where the results of the LIFE European Red Lists project: ‘Establishing a European Red List of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Saproxylic Beetles, Terrestrial Molluscs and Vascular Plants' will be ...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts works...

30 August 2019

Cities find natural solutions to global challenges

People around the world are calling for governments to step up and take action on the global climate emergency. Creating conditions for social, ecological, and infrastructural resilience in the context of rapid urbanisation and a biodiversity extinction crisis is one of the key urban, and global, ch...

23 August 2019

ICLEI appoints Global Ambassador to address biodiversity extinction crisis

Mayor of ICLEI Member Montreal (Canada) Valérie Plante has been appointed ICLEI’s Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity. In this role, Mayor Plante will highlight the role of cities in addressing biodiversity loss and will advocate for the protection of biodiversity by local governme...

28 May 2019

Financing Greener Cities

ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with the EKLIPSE project, is hosting a two-day capacity-building workshop titled, “Financing Greener Cities – Strengthening the capacity of local authorities and practitioners for making informed decisions on financing nature-based solutions.” Represen...

27 May 2019

ICLEI to share tools with international stakeholders at The Nature of Cities Summit

ICLEI will be sharing insights and experiences with urban stakeholders from around the world at The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Summit in Paris (France) on 4-7 June. The Summit will convene a diverse group of international stakeholders representing communities, cities and local governments, policy make...

22 May 2019

New free tool helps cities mainstream nature into urban planning

In celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, CitiesWithNature – a global knowledge sharing platform launched by ICLEI, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy – has a new tool to help integrate nature into cities. The Nature Pathway on CitiesWithNature is a collection of guidanc...

16 May 2019

Former European Green Capitals to host webinar on how to ‘future-proof’ your city

On 12 June at 14:00, the European Green Capital Network – a network of all the former European Green Capital Award winners and finalists – will welcome all cities and interested parties to its Future-proof webinar. This event is free to attend and offers guidance, insider tips and the op...