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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...

30 January 2020

Registration now open for 8th Informed Cities Forum

Registration is now open for the 8th Informed Cities Forum: a renowned space for open exchange and learning, where participants connect with local and regional government representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs, topical experts, and policy specialists. The 8th edition of the Informed Cities For...

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 ...

14 January 2020

Join online course and community on cities, nature and innovation

The NATURVATION project, for which ICLEI Europe is a partner, has launched a "Massive Open Online Course" (MOOC) on nature-based solutions in an urban world. MOOCs are online courses that are open access with unlimited participation, to ensure that deep and well-researched information is available ...

9 January 2020

European Economic and Social Committee announced as official partner for the Mannheim2020 conference

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been announced as an official partner for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. Over the last ...

19 December 2019

Europe is going green from the grassroots up

As we approach the end of the decade, one trend in Europe is clear: climate action is on the rise. Public sentiment Europeans are increasingly concerned with the environment and are calling on political actors to respond to the climate crisis. Results released from latest Eurobarometer surveys, a...

17 December 2019

A victory for Budapest: putting citizens first in sustainable urban mobility planning

ICLEI Member Budapest (Hungary) recently announced the adoption of its first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) after a long process to revamp its transport system to put residents first. The City of Budapest established the BKK Centre for Budapest Transport in 2011 to address the cities' most ...

17 December 2019

"Municipalities for Sustainability": innovation in municipalities of all sizes

It is sometimes asserted that big cities are the front-runners in innovation, and that only they have enough capacity and budget to take on new initiatives. Extended urban environments can be seen as the places where culture leads to innovation. Although this is true, it is often smaller municipalit...

22 November 2019

Lousada wins 2019 Transformative Action Award

The City of Lousada (Portugal) was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2019 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony, which took place at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium). The award, which is organised by ICLEI, the City of Aalborg and the Basque Country, wit...