ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world´s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. We are a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 83 countries.

25 years old? No. 25 years young.

ICLEI will continue to be both a pioneer and leader in urban sustainability thinking. We will generate novel proposals, search for innovative solutions, prepare new approaches, and be first to act as new issues emerge.

We will remain bold and ambitious. We will analyze the conditions under which local and regional governments find their path towards sustainability. We will react to the challenges they face by developing new approaches, strategies, and tools, as well as by raising our voice in national and global debates.

ICLEI Members will support each other to confront the realities of increased urbanization, adapt to changes in economic and demographic trends, prepare for the impacts of climate change and other urban challenges, and create livable cities. We will guide our Members towards systematic and strategic policy development and planning frameworks that reflect our commitment to finding comprehensive, integrated solutions.

Urbanization, especially in Asian and African countries, is a development for which local and regional governments - key decision makers for the future of our cities and municipalities - must be prepared. This means planning settlements and infrastructure for growing urban populations in harmony with
sustainability principles. ICLEI Africa is tasked with developing strategies for the specific challenges facing a sustainable Africa. We pride ourselves on innovative thinking by encouraging local action in the pursiut of tangible global improvements.

Have a look at our 2014 Bi-Annual Report for a brief overview of what we got up to here and find our 2015 Strategic plan to the right.

This Strategic Plan is an expression of commitment of ICLEI Members and also the basis for the work of the 17 ICLEI Offices across the world. It provides the framework for offers and services to Members and explains ICLEI’s approaches and priorities to partners

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