• 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.

  • ECOLISE co-hosts COP24 event, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Leading the Way for Climate Action

    (4 Dec 2018):- ECOLISE is co-hosting a gathering at the COP24 entitled Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Leading the Way for Climate Action, on Friday, 07 Dec 2018 16:45—18:15. Speakers will explore the role and contribution of indigenous peoples and local community initiatives for enhanced climate ambition, showcasing transformative change.

  • Global climate emergency requires real, urgent action at COP24

    (3 December 2018):- On the opening day of COP24 in Poland ECOLISE is calling on government leaders to recognise the global climate emergency and to make decisions which reflect the urgency and gravity of the challenge it poses. In launching the call on behalf of the 43-member strong network for

  • 2019 edition of Transformative Cities launched

    (15th November 2018) :- The 2019 edition of the Transformative Cities initiative opens today with an open call to communities worldwide who are finding inspiring solutions in the face of water, energy, food and housing crises, to share their story and apply for the #TransformativeCities Peoples Choice Award. Transformative Cities is

  • ECOLISE makes submission to Talanoa Dialogue process

    6 November 2018: – ECOLISE has made a submission to the Talanoa Dialogue platform based on the dialogues held by many member organisations, as well as knowledge gathered and practices learnt and shared among participating communities and member networks. It answered the questions invited by the platform: “Where are we? Where

  • New handbook on review process for assessing Governments’ SDG performance

    6 November 2018 – ECOLISE members and those involved in community-led action on climate change and sustainability will be interested to know about some very useful tools which have been developed to engage with governments in examining their performance in implementing the SDGs. These so-called Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) have