ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
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Our Themes
ICLEI's global work - A worldwide movement of local governments

ICLEI is a global organization, with 14 offices around the world that serve member cities and local governments in their region. ICLEI and its members believe, that we need local solutions to the global challenges we are facing.

Through its local, regional and international programs, and projects, ICLEI works with local governments to generate political awareness of key themes in the area of sustainability.


ICLEI supports local governments in finding and implementing local solutions to global challenges by
  • helping local governments to establishing plans of action to meet their locally defined, concrete, measurable targets
  • working toward meeting these targets through the implementation of projects and by offering tools that help local governments to reach their goals
  • evaluating local and cumulative progress toward sustainable development and making the commitments and actions of local governments known on a global level
  • working in partnership with regional, national and international organizations and institutions to ensure an international framework that supports local action

International Goals and Agreements

Our programs and projects advocate participatory, long-term, strategic planning processes that address local sustainability while protecting global common goods. This approach links local action and solutions to the global challenges we are facing, and therefore also links local action to global goals and targets such as:


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