ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


Name of initiative ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.iclei.org
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Starting year 1990
End year
Secretariat ICLEI World Secretariat, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49-228 / 97 62 99-00, e-mail: climate.center@iclei.org
Organisational structure Permanent secretariat, Governing body, Other,
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICLEI
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local and metropolitan governments dedicated to sustainable development.

ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. The basic premise is that locally designed and driven initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

Objectives Its main goal is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with specific focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.
Activities This association promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.

ICLEI Members are committed local and regional governments, representing diverse communities the world over. They guide our efforts to make sustainability fundamental to all development and to scale up sustainable urban development worldwide. ICLEI Members steer the direction of our work, shape our strategy and support the mission, mandate and principles set in our statutes. They are eligible to vote and take part in our network-wide governing bodies.

ICLEI has different programs that help local governments of all sizes worldwide to build more sustainable cities and communities through the themes of urban development, urban governance, Eco-City and Green City, eco-budgeting and sustainable procurement. Some of the main programs include: a. ecoBudget; b. EcoCities Network; c. Sustainable Procurement

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Advocacy
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Participants Number Names
Members 1500  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 1500 ICLEI members include the following: 12 Mega Cities; 450 Large Cities; 100 Super Cities / Urban Regions++
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 4 August 2020 09:22:23

Not only have national states as participators