Lighthouse Cities show the way

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm have been sharing details on the smart city solutions that have worked for them over the past five years. Since 2015 the three have been implementing the GrowSmarter initiative...

Local actions transforming our world

EUROPE - Ghent's work in transforming local food systems is included in a new publication which showcases ways to localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Produced by ICLEI, the City of Aalborg and t...

Congrats, Lousada!

The Portuguese city of Lousada was named the winner of the 2019 Transformative Action Award at a ceremony in Brussels this week. Held at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in the Belgian capit...

Europe awards sustainable communities

Germany, Belgium and Portugal are home to the three finalists in the 2019 edition of the prestigious Transformative Action Award. The leading European Sustainability Award platform is spearheaded by ICLEI, the...

Circular Cities conference underway

The Circular Cities conference in Brussels today - part of #EUGreenWeek - is looking at ways to develop a circular economy for plastics. PlastiCircle and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are hos...

European cities tackle plastic waste

The idea of a circular economy for plastic waste is taking shape in three European cities – all chosen to pilot innovations designed by PlastiCircle, an ambitious project funded by the European Commission. In ...

Go Ghent!

Ghent was named the 2018 Transformative Action Award winner at a ceremony in Brussels this month. The Belgian city won the prestigious European sustainability title at an event co-organised by ICLEI – Local ...