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About ICLEI
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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries.

ICLEI 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. The ultimate aim is to achieve healthy and happy communities. We have developed stable, long-term programs to support local-level sustainability and continue to develop innovative new programs to respond to issues of international concern.
Our Mission and Mandate
ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.

ICLEI's general mandate is to build an active and committed municipal membership of local spheres of government (local and regional governments and authorities) as well as international, regional, national and sub-national local government associations.
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. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
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Local Solutions to Global Challenges, An Introduction to ICLEI
ICLEI Southeast Asia
ICLEI's Southeast Asia Secretariat presently operates in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

The office is located in Manila, Philippines and is undertaking a broad range of campaigns and programs ranging from the Cities for Climate Protection to the Water Campaign. A project office focused on implementing the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign was located in Indonesia.

The Southeast Asia Secretariat has expanded rapidly since its founding and is continuing to grow, becoming involved with new programs in the region.
ICLEI began work in the Philippines in 1996 with the Local Agenda 21 Distance-Training Program, in partnership with the Local Government Academy-Department of Interior and Local Government.

In 1999, the ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection Campaign commenced in the Philippines and expanded to Indonesia and Thailand in 2002.

ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat became a legal entity in 2004.
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