• Community-led action is a vital response to climate breakdown, ECOLISE tells Paris conference

    Community-led initiatives are an essential part of the response to the climate emergency, yet they are still not on the radar of policy makers and do not get the recognition and support necessary, Eamon O’Hara, executive director of ECOLISE, recently told a high-level conference in Paris. “Research shows the significant

  • UrbanA: Open call to share projects on sustainable & just cities!

    This is an open call to all city-makers to share projects that address issues of (un)sustainability and (in)justice in cities. Are you a policy-maker, activist, entrepreneur, intellectual, citizen or otherwise engaged individual interested in making cities better? Are you curious about what others are doing? Please share your knowledge &

  • Futuristic newspaper for MEP candidates envisions a fair and sustainable Europe

    ECOLISE and four other European and International civil society networks have jointly published a fictitious newspaper – The Fair Times – with stories of what could be achieved if transformative policies for a fair and sustainable Europe are adopted and implemented. With a publication date of 9th May 2024, the end

  • Community-led action on climate change and sustainability offers real solutions to unprecedented global challenges

    (11 April 2019):- Over 50 representatives of ECOLISE, the European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, have called for European, national and local policy makers to recognise and enable the potential of empowered communities to positively transform society and to help reach ambitious climate and sustainability goals.

  • ECOLISE member wins ‘Women of the Decade in Sustainable Change’ award

    (26 March 2019):-  May East, CEO of ECOLISE member organisation Gaia Education, has received the ‘Women of the Decade in Sustainable Change’ award at the Women Economic Forum in Portugal. The award is recognition of her work over three decades to promote the role of women in society in vulnerable regions of

  • Creating sustainable and just cities through Urban Arenas

    (15 February 2019)-: A new European research project, UrbanA – Arenas for sustainable and just cities, was launched by ECOLISE and partners in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany last month. The Urban Arenas will be co-creative spaces designed to generate convincing, specific, and actionable solutions towards sustainable cities that foster deep

  • ECOLISE is hiring a Network and Outreach Coordinator

    (13 Feb 2019):- Since 2017 ECOLISE has had in place a small paid staff of part-time coordinators in areas of key strategic importance, working as a virtual team, meeting in person once or twice per year. We are now seeking to recruit an additional coordinator to the team, with a

  • ECOLISE’s system change facilitators initiative receives FundAction grant

    (11 February 2019) :- An ECOLISE initiative to build a community of practice (CoP) of system change facilitators has been chosen by the online assembly of FundAction to receive one of its Rethink grants. Thanks to the grant facilitators from different countries will be enabled to support each other in

  • ECOLISE’s low-carbon open meeting series continues in 2019 – see you online!

    (20 December 2018):- The ECOLISE online meeting series, which aims to seed collaborative developments in raising awareness of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, sharing and co-creating knowledge, and influencing policy makers, continues in 2019. The series of monthly meetings began in June 2018. The meetings take place online

  • COP24 yields a mix bag of results

    (17 December 2018) – Robert Hall was one of ECOLISE’s representatives at the recent UN climate meeting in Poland. Here he shares his thoughts on the fortnight-long meeting: “I am on my long train ride home from the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. It was a mixed bag of results.