Environment

Local authorities in SEE invited to apply to host workshop on financing options for greener cities

Photo: Pixabay

Published

February 25, 2019

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

February 25, 2019

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, in cooperation with the EKLIPSE project and NATURVATION project, are inviting local authorities in South-East Europe (SEE) to apply to host a two-day capacity-building workshop titled: Exploring financing options for greener cities – strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders to explore appropriate financing arrangements for nature-based interventions.

The applying municipality must be an organization located in one of these EU countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. It should also be a local or regional public administration and be able to offer the space(s) for 2 consecutive days in the interval September 16 – October 11, 2019.

Cities interested in hosting the event are invited to review the call for host document. The deadline for the submission of bids is 23:59 (CET), March 31, 2019.

ICLEI, a network of over 1,500 cities, towns, and regions committed to achieving tangible improvements in global sustainability and environmental conditions through cumulative local actions, said the event subject to the call will bring together researchers and representatives from local authorities and civil society across the EU.

The event is aimed at increasing participants’ capacity to develop effective financing arrangements for local biodiversity, ecosystem services, and nature-based solutions interventions in response to local urban challenges.

EKLIPSE, which is helping organize the event, is an EU-funded project that started in February 2016. The project aims to establish a robust and flexible long-term mechanism to provide knowledge for policy support on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

NATure-based URban innovation, also a co-organizer, is a 4-year project involving 14 institutions across Europe in the fields of urban development, geography, innovation studies, and economics.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Biodiversity Day: Building a shared future for all life

Biodiversity Day: Building a shared future for all life

22 May 2022 - This year’s slogan of the International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22nd is...

Serbia-national-consultation-Stokholm+50

Join Serbia’s national consultations under Stockholm+50 initiative

11 May 2022 - Online platform SparkBlue is open until May 20 to all those who wish to join...

Small whale dies Greek waters swallowing plastic

Small whale dies in Greek waters from swallowing plastic

06 May 2022 - There was 15 kilos of plastic in the stomach of a beaked whale carcass found on Rhodes, highlighting the risk from plastic waste on animals and people

EU Bulgaria recovery resilience EUR 6 3 billion grants

EU greenlights Bulgaria’s recovery, resilience plan

07 April 2022 - The EU is about to formally adopt a EUR 6.3 billion grant package for Bulgaria as the European Commission finally endorsed its recovery and resilience plan