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ICLEI in Europe News
December 2018 www.iclei-europe.org

Dear Members, Partners and Friends of ICLEI,

We are pleased to send you the latest news on ICLEI in Europe and our partners for urban sustainability!

You can also read these news articles and find more information on the topics at www.iclei-europe.org.

Don't hesitate to send your news and information to information.services@iclei.org.

The ICLEI European Secretariat would like to wish all of our readers an enjoyable holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

  1. Urban policymakers urged to align climate strategies with the latest science
  2. ICLEI Member News
  3. Applications invited for Procura+ Awards
  4. European cities step up their role in the fight against climate change
  5. New factsheets showcase mobility innovations in Munich, Madrid and Ruse
  6. Get energised in 2019 with our sustainable energy events
  7. ICLEI co-publishes two case study reports on finance and mobility
  8. Event News
  9. Event Calendar

            1. Urban policymakers urged to align climate strategies with the latest science

            A group of sustainability-focused city-networks, associations and non-governmental organisations, and international organisations have signed and released an open letter to urban policymakers, drawing their attention to a summary report that condenses the latest science published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

            To read the full article, click here.
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            t: Pixabay

            2. ICLEI Member News

            Seydikemer steps up commitment to sustainable development through joining ICLEI

            Seydikemer (Turkey) has joined ICLEI to connect, learn from and exchange with other cities in Europe on creating a more sustainable future. The municipality, which is located in the south of Turkey, is made up of 65 villages across 2,000 km and has a total population of 60,000 people. Through joining ICLEI, the Mayor of Seydikemer hopes to safeguard the municipality's future by embracing sustainability.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Seydikemer Municipality


            ICLEI Members recognised at 2019 German sustainability awards

            The winners of the 11th German Sustainability Awards were announced on 7 December at an award ceremony attended by 1,200 invited guests in Düsseldorf (Germany). During the award ceremony, ICLEI Member Münster was awarded the title of ‘Germany’s most sustainable city’. The award ceremony also saw the new city hall in ICLEI Member City Freiburg scoop the title of ‘Germany’s most sustainable building’.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Pixabay


            Luxembourg launches new electric bike-sharing scheme

            ICLEI Member Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) has recently launched an electric bike-sharing scheme, increasing the city’s urban mobility offering. The new scheme, which will see the city make 900 bikes available across 94 bike stations, will be available 24 hours a day throughout the year and will come into effect by the end of this month.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Pixabay

            3. Applications invited for Procura+ Awards

            Public authorities are invited to showcase their achievements in sustainable and innovative procurement projects by applying for the 2019 edition of the Procura+ Awards. The awards are organised by ICLEI in co-operation with the EU-funded project Procure2Innovate.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: ICLEI Europe

            4. European cities step up their role in the fight against climate change

            If European countries want to effectively deal with climate change, they need to make better use of the power of cities – this is the message laid out in the European Green Capital Network’s Call for Action, which was presented to Patrick Child, Deputy Director General of DG Research and Innovation during COP24 in Katowice (Poland).

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: City of Nijmegen

            5. New factsheets showcase mobility innovations in Munich, Madrid and Ruse

            Factsheets showcasing and chronicling the innovative mobility initiatives currently being conducted in Munich (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Ruse (Bulgaria) have just been launched. The factsheets, which were produced by the European mobility project CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, outline key details relating to sustainable mobility solutions being implemented in each of the cities, including: what the solution is and what has prompted its development, how the measure works, how it is being or will be implemented, the expected results, and the business model behind each measure.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Pixabay

            6. Get energised in 2019 with our sustainable energy events

            If one thing is clear from the COP international climate negotiations, which recently took place in Katowice (Poland) and the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, it’s that decarbonising the energy supply will be a major task for European cities and regions. With this in mind, ICLEI Europe, together with its project partners from Heat Roadmap Europe and EVERYWH2ERE, will kick-off 2019 with two workshops - the first focusing on sustainable energy provision for temporary urban events and the second addressing heating and cooling.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Pixabay

            7. ICLEI co-publishes two case study reports on finance and mobility

            ICLEI Europe, in association with Dr. Luise Noring from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), has recently co-published two case study reports: Financing the inclusive city: a case study of the Danish model of affordable and social housing, which explores the pressures and challenges municipalities face when it comes to delivering and financing affordable social housing, and Partnerships for improved sustainability: a case study method applied to partnerships in the transport industry, which investigates how initiatives for improved sustainability within the transport industry are delivered through various types of collaborative relationships.

            For more information, click here.
            Image copyright: Pixabay

            8. Event News


            Upscaling Hydrogen Gensets in European Cities


            ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with the EVERYWH2ERE project, is organising a city-oriented workshop on “Upscaling Hydrogen Genets in European Cities”. The event, which will take place on 15 January 2019 from 13.00 to 17.30 in Brussels (Belgium), will highlight modern Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies as clean alternatives to fossil fuel generators in providing energy for construction sites, festivals and other temporary urban events.

            For more information, click here.


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            The ICLEI in Europe newsletter is produced by the European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Copies are available on request. Editor: Sean Carroll.

            Comments and questions are welcome - please write to Sean Carroll at information.services@iclei.org, Leopoldring 3, 79098 Freiburg, Germany,Tel: +49-761/36 89 2-0, www.iclei-europe.org.


            ICLEI is a membership organisation of local governments and their associations. To date more than 1,000 municipalities and municipal associations of all sizes from around the world have made a unique commitment to sustainable development by joining ICLEI. They support the work of ICLEI through their membership fees as well as through their experience and creativity in the development and implementation of projects and campaigns to address the globe's biggest problems. Within the organisation they are part of a network of peers that can profit from each other's knowledge. For membership information please have a look at our website or contact: membership.services@iclei.org.


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