ICLEI (www.iclei.org/iclei-global/who-is-iclei.html) - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committedto building sustainable future by helping their Members to make their cities sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 20% of the world's urban population.
ICLEI'S MISSION and foundation
Building and serving a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability, with a specific focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.
ICLEI was founded in 1990 by 200 local governments from 43 countries who convened for the first World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Operations started in 1991 at the World Secretariat in Toronto, Canada, and the European Secretariat in Freiburg, Germany.
ICLEI built a global sustainability network of more than 1,000 local governments of all sizes in 84 countries.
ICLEI Work with Members through a network of 15 offices and global centers on all continents, which hold technical expertise and experience.
ICLEI Developed common methodologies and created innovative tools which are applied throughout the local government community worldwide.
ICLEI provided leadership in linking local governments to global policy processes and multilateral environmental agreements.
ICLEI instigated a movement of about 10,000 local governments that have engaged their citizens in Local Agenda 21; created a network of 1,000+ cities that have undertaken climate action planning and set voluntary targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction; worked with over 100 local governments on freshwater management; supported dozens of municipalities in the use of innovative sustainability management systems; and engaged dozens of global cities in biodiversity management.
In ICLEI more than 50,000 local government officials have benefited from over 1,000 capacity building events organized by ICLEI
In ICLEI more than 1,000 cities participating in the CCP Campaign resulted in annual emissions reductions of more than 60 million tons CO2eq.
The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be the first in 20 years to take place in Asia following Saitama, Japan in 1995, which will enhance cooperation among its East Asian Members. Each edition of the ICLEI World Congress sees representatives of local governments from all over the world equip themselves firsthand with the practical know-how of their top performing counterparts, all the while profiling their cities’ achievements in the spotlight.
With just over a week until the start of the ICLEI World Congress 2015, we’re sharing a few numbers from what is one of ICLEI’s biggest ever events! So far we have: Over 1,100 registered participants 243 local and regional governments 151 ICLEI Members represented Over 100 Speakers over 45 sessions and plenaries. in the conference there are 14 workshops and training facilities. GDCO Sudan will be speaking in two sessions 1- GDCO Session B6: Revitalizing communities through civil society 2- GDCO Session D4: Smart City Solutions
GDCO Session B6: Revitalizing communities through civil society
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