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9 October 2019

How to work together with citizens towards a low-carbon society

Energy transitions from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources demand more than just technological solutions. Meaningful changes in energy systems require engaging people, and technological solutions must be utilitsed with social realities in mind to achieve higher quality of life for people. The ...

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...

22 August 2019

Lisbon to showcase landmark urban poverty programme at Informed Cities Forum

Lack of affordable housing, social exclusion and gentrification, spurred by profit-maximising logic, are challenges to which few cities in Europe are immune. Luckily, an increasing number of cities are looking to pursue an alternative vision of urban development, built on community empowerment, comm...

16 August 2019

ICLEI contributes to building European cities that are sustainable and just

Bright and early on Friday 9 August, ICLEI Europe joined the debut breakfast event “Freiburg wacht auf” (Freiburg Wakes Up) at the Grünhof Kreativpark Lokhalle, a co-working space in a former rail shed in ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany). The spotlight was on justice, providing an op...

30 July 2019

Applications open to join urban sustainability and justice project

All those who are passionate about urban sustainability and justice are invited to apply to join the Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities (UrbanA) project as a Fellow or event participant. The UrbanA project, for which ICLEI Europe is a partner, is working to build more sustainable and just...

26 July 2019

ICLEI Members make up the majority of finalists for the next European Capital of Innovation

This week, the finalist cities for the next European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award were announced. Eight out of 12 of this year’s finalists are ICLEI Members. The iCapital Award recognises inclusive and dynamic innovation in European cities that delivers social benefits for all. From...

15 July 2019

Malmö shares its expertise in district regeneration

For many years, ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) has been working to become a leader in district regeneration by transforming neighbourhoods facing challenges and decline into vibrant new hubs. Malmö experienced severe unemployment during the oil crisis in the 1970s. The former successful indu...

29 June 2019

Importance of collaboration in climate action highlighted at international conference

The International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2019) convened in Heidelberg (Germany) on 22-23 May. The event highlighted the importance of “collaborative climate action,” meaning action that includes communication, coordination and cooperation across government levels, sectors, and...

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...