ICLEI welcomes the opportunity for collaboration and complementary action that partnerships bring. Over the years we have forged winning partnerships with national governments, international agencies, academic institutions, for profit companies, foundations and non-governmental organizations, and dozens of national, regional, and international associations of local governments.
ICLEI offers many opportunities for partnerships with financing institutions, the private sector, universities and expert institutions and with united nations and international agencies.
ICLEI Members are as diverse as the local governments, prefectures, municipalities, and counties from which they come. What all ICLEI Members have in common is a commitment to sustainable local urban development.
Cities are leading global change. For decades cities on every continent have been setting the bar for urban sustainability, conservation of biodiversity, and climate protection. When one city has raised the bar, it can provide a blue print for continuous improvements and innovation from which other cities can learn and then adapt to their needs. ICLEI is proud to work with these leading actors on the urban sustainability stage.
Our Members and Partners prove that local governments worldwide take responsibility in creating a sustainable society!
Becoming a part of the ICLEI Network is more than signing a piece of paper or paying annual dues – it’s about joining a committed network of local governments from across the country and around the world, learning from one another and sharing resources to accelerate success -- and to create more vibrant, sustainable communities together.
"This is what really sets the tone at ICLEI - we can all teach other something and we can all learn from each other"
Amos Masondo, Former Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa