ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
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ICLEI seeks to build an international policy environment that strengthens local government and supports local sustainability. To facilitate this, ICLEI has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) and coordinates local government representation in several UN organizations. Our contributions in the form of side events, publications, verbal interventions and official background papers have been a consistent, major source of international attention to local initiatives and opportunities to enhance sustainability.

Delegations of local government leaders have attended numerous UN events such as
  • the Commission on Sustainable Development annual meetings
  • the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (CBD COPs)
  • the Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs)
  • the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council (UNEP GC)

Organized by ICLEI, these delegations bring the voice of local government to the international community.

In addition we work with a number of global partners.