ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
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How do I get involved if I am not an elected representative?
ICLEI’s Young Municipal Leaders Initiative connects selected young mayors and council members in a global network offering capacity building to promote and enhance sustainability in their municipalities.

We are currently seeking the following:

- Urban sustainability experts to assist the next generation of decision makers as Faculty Members for our Sustainability Academy

- Mentors from a political background to assist currently elected young municipal leaders

- Sustainability managers and other non elected professionals from within municipalities interested in assisting and being involved in the global network

- Other offers to assist the Initiative


"It is a pleasure for me and a mission for our generation to share our experiences and knowledge with the future Mayors, Councilors, Governors and Administrators of our cities.”

  Jürgen Nimptsch 
Lord Mayor, City of Bonn & Vice-Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change

“As a young municipal leader myself I know how crucial capacity-building and exchange is to enable the future generation of sustainable leaders to bring about tangible and lasting changes. I am very delighted that this promising initiative is finally on its way.”

Cathy Oke
Melbourne City Councilor