Call to ICLEI members to join a peer-to-peer workshop in Mannheim on localising the European Green Deal

17 August 2022

Call to ICLEI members to join a peer-to-peer workshop in Mannheim on localising the European Green Deal

Next 12-13 October, ICLEI member Mannheim (Germany) will host a Knowledge Exchange Sprint focused on how cities can accelerate the transformation towards sustainability by localising the European Green Deal. ICLEI invites its members to take part in this in-person workshop, with a travel budget available for a small number of candidates. Cities and regions interested in joining can reach out to Niklas Mischkowski by 15 September.

Where: Mannheim, Germany
When: 12 Oct (Arrival and social event at 6pm), 13 Oct (All-day workshop, ending 5pm)
For whom: cities and partner organisations interested in implementing LGDs, based on the ICC LGD-Blueprint

This peer-to-peer workshop is part of ALLIANCE, an EU-funded project enhancing the implementation of Local Green Deals. Through it, the cities of Espoo (Finland), Mannheim, and Umea (Sweden), together with local social or sustainable economy partners, have convened a “Local Green Deal Leadership Group”, a platform to exchange good practices, challenges, and learnings. The meeting in Mannheim is a hands-on opportunity to learn about the experiences of the three cities and how they are planning to concretise Memoranda of Understanding - the actual “deals” for action - with different stakeholders.

The European Green Deal is the EU’s plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, that will improve the health and well-being of citizens and future generations. ICLEI is currently supporting the localisation of the European Green Deal through various projects, such as ALLIANCE, CLIMAA, and Fair Local Green Deals. This year’s Transformative Action Award is also recognising activities furthering the implementation of the European Green Deal at the local level.

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