We support cities and regions in Asia, Africa and South America in developing community-wide 100 percent renewable energy strategies, by increasing awareness and stakeholder engagement and assessing project concepts, financeability and implementation plan.
Featured global activities
We support local and regional governments with tracking and reporting on their climate targets, actions and performance through our leading global reporting platform designed for transparency, accountability and credibility.
We promote food security, social inclusion, economic development and environmental resource management by combining networking with training, policy guidance and technical expertise on city-region food systems worldwide.
As a part of the GreenClimateCities Program and in response to the global climate emergency, we launched this Framework calling for the necessary level of ambition in all cities, towns and regions around the globe.
Together with Zurich Insurance Group Türkiye and Z Zurich Foundation, we are supporting the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the residents of selected neighbourhoods to co-create plans to better handle climate challenges-
We assist local and regional governments in their decision-making process on climate action through valuable data related to climate change mitigation efforts.
We build capacity across local governments to develop and implement low carbon urban freight policies and practices through urban freight emission assessment tools, pilot demonstration projects, taking a multilevel governance approach designed to shape national policy recommendations.
We promote sustainable urban logistics in cities by establishing a platform for knowledge exchange, developing tools and methodologies to measure ecologistics performance in cities, pioneering innovative demonstration projects, and capacitating multi-stakeholder groups to shape ecologistics policies and goals in cities.
We work with mayors and leaders of island economies at the front-line of climate change to champion local action in urban areas and build resilience in coastal and island cities around the world.
We are a founding partner of the GCoM, supporting subnational governments in complying with the climate commitment process, enabling them to make unique commitments and take action within their local context.
We connect professionals working on innovative approaches to local sustainability challenges, creating collaborative spaces where they can share their experiences, learn from one another, and bring home valuable insights to advance their sustainable development.
We stimulate collaborative research activities to address persistent and emerging challenges of sustainability in cities and regions, and provide local and subnational governments with information, tools, and policy recommendations to help overcome many of these challenges.
We accompany local governments along their circular development journey - regardless of their starting point, through the first global platform for circularity at the local level - from raising awareness to supporting implementation.
We support local inclusive transformations and foster dialogue exchanges to generate positive equity outcomes for all citizens involved, making sure cities’ climate initiatives are socially just and leave no-one behind.
We strengthen the integration of biodiversity management at all levels of government and facilitate cooperation for ecosystem management in urban regions.
As the focal point of the LGMA, we have been promoting the voice of cities and regions since the first Conference of Parties (COP) in 1995 and continue to achieve advocacy success for multilevel action in the climate, nature, and desertification processes.
We run a network of European public authorities to connect, exchange and guide the implementation of sustainable and innovative public procurement.
We catalyze capital flows to cities, towns and regions and strengthen their capacity to access climate finance and attract investment through a robust pipeline of innovative and ambitious projects that promotes transformative change..
We support cities around the world to adopt integrated approaches to urban development, building a sustainable and inclusive future where both people and the planet can thrive.
Past flagship activities
We aim to design a regional roadmap to operationalize circularity in the Turku region with the support of local stakeholders and ICLEI, and to equip local governments worldwide with tools and methodologies to design their own circular transitions.
We lead the EcoMobility Alliance in pioneering integrated transport options that are environmentally-friendly, socially inclusive and urban space-friendly, by connecting them with experts, businesses and international organizations, ultimately strengthening sustainable urban transport globally.
We use multilevel action to accelerate low-emission development and climate resilience in cities worldwide, strengthening cooperation and data sharing across national and local governments and working at the city level on capacity development, pilot projects and finance models.
We provide support and infrastructure for industrial legacy cities around the world, to identify common challenges, share knowledge and co-create solutions as part of managing their environmental, economic and social transition to a sustainable future.