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.
ICLEI is engaged in hundreds of activities in more than 2,500 cities, towns and regions worldwide. Our activities, guided by five interconnected pathways, are designed to facilitate integrated sustainable urban development.Search activities
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Local and regional governments across the ICLEI network represent a diversity of cities, towns and regions. Collectively, they form a dynamic force advancing sustainable urban development worldwide.Learn more
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This project facilitates the energy transition by raising local awareness on RE sources, showcasing how local and national governments can create coordinated enabling frameworks and policies, exploring access to public and private sector finance, and building local RE projects addressing electricity and heating and cooling.
Through this project, we aim to identify priority sectors for circular economy job creation in Bogor, Indonesia, to recover the local economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to adopt the Integrated Guideline for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design.
We accelerate the implementation of building efficiency policies and programs across cities in the Global South, in direct support of the Building Efficiency Accelerator, in order to translate global expertise into action in cities.
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.
With this tool, we aim to enable any local government or city change agent to identify and prioritize circular opportunities for their city or region, based on socioeconomic and material flow data about their context.
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 train and certify professionals working with GHG inventories, offering skills development in designing, planning and implementing green growth initiatives to increase the global talent base of local climate planning specialists.
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.
Our offices rapidly adapted to the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are currently offering global and regional resources to help cities, towns and regions on the frontline of the pandemic.
The Data-Driven Climate Action project provides valuable data to assist local and regional governments in the decision-making process regarding climate action. By collecting and assessing data related to climate change mitigation efforts, cities can communicate lessons learned and help support decision-making and climate action planning.
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 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 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, in ways and at a pace appropriate to their prioritized development actions and to their means and aspirations.
We assess the potential for district energy systems, which produce steam, hot water or chilled water at a central plant, making them much more efficient and less energy consuming, and develop integrated roadmaps for energy policy and investment in South Asia.
We coordinate a global network of leading cities, that act as ambassadors of sustainable and innovation procurement as means towards a resource-efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society worldwide.
We strengthen the integration of biodiversity management at all levels of government and facilitate cooperation for ecosystem management in urban regions.
We run a network of European public authorities to connect, exchange and guide the implementation of sustainable and innovative public procurement.
Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Resilient Cities Action Package Program 2021 (ReCAP21) is a partnership between GIZ, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Resilient Cities Network, and Cities Alliance. It aims to increase the capacity of selected cities in Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Mauritania for combatting pandemics (including primary healthcare, health management, public life) while addressing other priorities in urban settings.
We catalyze and improve 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 local projects that promotes transformation toward more resilient and sustainable cities and regions.
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 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.
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.
Our activities, guided by five interconnected pathways, are designed to facilitate integrated sustainable urban development.
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