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20 September 2019

European Mayors lend their support to global climate strike

As youth from across the world, frustrated by the pace at which governments world-wide are tackling climate change, prepare to strike today in a Global Climate Strike for the Future, ICLEI mayors speak out in support. “In light of the huge global challenge all of us face in meeting the 1.5&de...

17 September 2019

Procura+ Awards winners to be revealed next week

Only one week to go until the winners of the Procura+ Awards will be revealed at an Awards ceremony scheduled to take place at the Nordic Edge Expo, Stavanger (Norway), 24 September. During the ceremony, Awards will be handed out in the following categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outs...

17 September 2019

ICLEI Europe calls for the recognition of cities’ roles in fostering social progress

Today, ICLEI Europe is proud to join the first European Social Progress Cities Summit,hosted by ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden). Together with front-running European cities and stakeholders, ICLEI Europe is calling for cities’ contributions to a more social Europe to garner broader recognitio...

16 September 2019

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2019: promoting walking and cycling for better towns and cities

Today sees the start of the 18th edition of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, the European Commission’s flagship campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban transport. Running from 16-22 September, almost 3,000 towns and cities from about 50 countries will join with their activities promoting safe walk...

11 September 2019

European Mobility Week launches 2019 Best Practice Guide

The 2019 Best Practice Guide for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has been released. The document aims to promote best practice in European cities and towns, drawing examples from a selection of high-performing European cities. Included amongst the good practice examples are schemes from ICLEI Members Nijmegen ...

10 September 2019

New report for cities, by cities translates IPCC 1.5 degrees report into action points

The goal, as outlined in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees released in October 2018, is clear - global warming needs to be limited to 1.5 degrees and this requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. In an attempt to translate the report’s key scienti...

9 September 2019

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

Every year since 2003, the European Commission has 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 workshops, debates, and networking activities all as opportu...

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...

26 August 2019

Glasgow acts on climate emergency declaration by outlining a path to carbon neutrality

Over the past several months, local governments from around the world have been increasingly declaring climate emergencies. ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom), has recently joined the group of cities who have not only made such a political declaration, but have also put forth action plans to conc...