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21 May 2019

ICLEI workshop to highlight how collaborative climate action is key to a sustainable future

The 2019 International Conference on Climate Action (ICAA2019) kicks off today in ICLEI Member Heidelberg (Germany). The event convenes international leaders, and includes a focus on sustainable cities and communities. Participants will discuss ways to improve coordination between levels of governme...

20 May 2019

ICLEI Europe to present sessions and showcase initiatives at EU Sustainable Energy Week

ICLEI Europe is a partnering organisation for EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), taking place from 17-21 June. The centre point of the week is the Policy Conference, which will be held from 18-20 June in ICLEI Member Brussels (Belgium), which will focus on discussing and shaping Europe’s ener...

17 May 2019

ICLEI Members to host a study trip on low-emission development strategies

From 17-24 June, ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Bolgona (Italy) and Warsaw (Poland) will host a study trip on accelerating urban low-emission development strategies. The study trip will kick off in Helsinki, an ambitious capital city aiming to become carbon neutral by 2035 by bringing emissions ...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

1 April 2019

Copenhagen demonstrates that local governments are leading the way in fighting climate change

A recent article in the New York Times overviews Copenhagen’s (Denmark) efforts to become carbon neutral by 2025, reflecting the ways in which cities can and are leading the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Copenhagen is mitigating climate change through investing in renewable energy...

29 March 2019

Local energy and climate policy planning crucial to meet 2030 and 2050 targets

In October 2018, the European Union (EU) published its A clean planet for all Communiqué, outlining eight pathways on how to reach climate-neutrality by 2050. The EU has also recognised the importance of local authorities in reaching the global climate targets and is increasing efforts to str...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

28 February 2019

Energy Transition Policy Guidelines for Local and Regional authorities released

Guidelines and key recommendations for a successful and cost-effective energy transition have recently been released by the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) H2020 energy mapping and modelling project. The project’s unique approach in combining energy system mapping and modelling of the heating, cool...