ICLEI Canada


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.

Adaptation work

At ICLEI, a main priority is to engage and support communities preparing for climate change. With our Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities (BARC) suite of solutions, we help communities by providing an array of tools, resources, and consulting services to increase their adaptive capacity in a cost-effective and accessible way. The components of BARC range from networking platforms, to online tools to a full BARC Program; regardless of the BARC pathway your community chooses, ICLEI can help your community become more adaptive and resilient.


Multilateral / Transboundary

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