ICLEI is the leading global network of 1,500+ cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. Through our collective efforts, we impact more than 25 percent of the global urban population.

We connect leaders, accelerate action and provide a gateway to solutions.


The Reason Why

Earth is transitioning into an “urban planet”.

A massive up-scaling and acceleration of local efforts is required to respond to the pace of global environmental change, indicated through the trends of global ecosystem services’ degradation and the overshoot of the human footprint on Earth.

Business as usual is no longer an option. Standard good practice is not good enough. New technical, organizational, financial and social solutions are needed.
Political leaders and experts must act rapidly and implement innovatively while pursuing new sustainable urban solutions.


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At the subnational level, ICLEI drives change along five interconnected pathways that cut across sectors and jurisdictional boundaries. This design enables local and regional governments to think holistically and take an integrated approach to sustainable urban development. More info here.




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