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23 October 2019

Join us in Mannheim to drive transformative change for a sustainable and resilient Europe

For the past 25 years, ICLEI Europe has hosted the flagship European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference series. The series has led to ground-breaking commitments and milestones in support of local governments driving sustainable development, including the Aalborg Charter (1994), Aalborg Commitm...

21 October 2019

Cities in Europe and USA look to one another for financing and partnership solutions

Through its global network of regional secretariats, ICLEI brings together cities from various world regions who face similar challenges and opportunities, and provides them with the opportunity to work collaboratively to unlock new ideas and perspectives. This month, ICLEI Europe and ICLEI USA wor...

18 October 2019

“Transdisciplinarity” for a sustainable future

It is clear that we need to build a more sustainable world. Groups of people from all different areas are working towards this goal. However, so often we work in silos, trying to leverage our specific expertise only. The problem is that climate change is complex. The challenges we face and transfor...

17 October 2019

New open access 'Learning Centre' launched to support district heating system improvements

On the occasion of the 2019 CELSIUS Summit on thermal energy systems of the future, taking place today and tomorrow (17-18 October) in ICLEI Member Brussels (Belgium), the KeepWarm project has announced the launch of an online Learning Centre on improving the performance of district heating systems....

16 October 2019

Reflecting on sustainable food procurement this World Food Day

Today, 16 October, is the United Nations’ World Food Day. Food production, consumption, and supply chains play critical roles in urban sustainability and sustainable urban development. Earlier this month, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, ICLEI Europe hosted the 30th edition...

11 October 2019

Ghent wins UN climate action award

ICLEI Member Ghent (Belgium) made headlines recently, when they, alongside 14 other groundbreaking projects from around the world, were announced as winners of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award. The winning projects were selected from a pool of over 670 applications, and shine a l...

10 October 2019

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants &ndash...

17 September 2019

Umea calls for European capital of social progress award

Today, ICLEI Europe is proud to join the first European Social Progress Cities Summit, hosted by ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden). Under the umbrella of the European Social Progress Index, this international event brings together European cities that are top-ranked on the European Social Progess In...

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...