ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of local governments. Our mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local and regional governments that are committed to achieving tangible improvements in environmental sustainability.
ICLEI is a movement of local initiatives driving positive change on a global scale. We promote participatory, long-term strategic planning processes to support local-level sustainability, and are continually developing innovative new resources and approaches to respond to emerging issues at the local, national and international level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve local, national and global sustainability objectives.
Our programs and services focus on a variety of local sustainability issues, ranging from energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) management to climate change adaptation, green procurement and urban biodiversity.