ICLEI - The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
Who we are
The International Council for Local
Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is the international environmental agency for
local governments. We know from concrete experience that local actions can have
a global impact. Global consumption and waste production is increasingly
concentrated in urban areas.
The concentration of
people in cities provides unparalleled opportunities to meet human needs and
reduce and manage wastes. Meanwhile, by strengthening rural communities, we can
reduce the pattern of ecological destruction and population migration which is
often a result of rural poverty and desperation.
Local governments, in partnership with their residents and local
businesses, are taking action. ICLEI was established in 1990 through a
partnership of the United Nations Environment programme, the International Union
of Local Authorities (IULA) and the Center for Innovative Diplomacy. ICLEI
maintains a formal association with IULA.
- To serve as an international clearing house on sustainable
development and environmental protection policies, programmes and techniques
being implemented at the local level by local institutions.
- To initiate joint projects or campaign among groups of local
governments to research and develop new approaches to address pressing
environmental and development problems.
- To organise training programmes and publish reports and
technical manuals on state of the art environmental management
- To serve as an advocate for local governments before national
and international governments, agencies and organisations to increase their
understanding and support of local environmental protection and sustainable
ICLEI's 10th anniversary in the year 2000, the organisation aims to achieve a
global system to achieve, measure and report on tangible improvements in the
global environment through the cumulative global performance improvements of
ICLEI's Member municipalities.
ICLEI members include more than 280
local governments of all sizes from around the world, all of whom share a common
purpose: to take a leadership role in identifying and implementing innovative
environmental management practices at local level.
- Local Agenda 21 Initiative:
-Local Agenda 21 Model Communities Programme
The European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign
- Local Agenda 21 Guidance & Training Programme
- Business Partner Programme
- The Ontario Municipality Energy Improvement Facility
- The International Training Centre
- PROCURA: ICLEI's European Environmental Procurement
- Environmental Budgeting
- The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign:
- Sustainable Transportation Programme
- Green Buildings Programme
Green Fleets Programme
has offices in Toronto (Canada), Freiburg (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), Harare
(Zimbabwe), Santiago (Chile)
The World Secretariat
postal address is:
City Hall, 8th floor
Toronto, ON M5H2N2
Tel: 001 416 392 1462
Fax: 001 416 392 1478
The address of the European
Secretariat can be found below. Click here to enter the ICLEI
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ICLEI European Secretariat
Eschholzstr. 86, Freiburg,
+49 761 368 920 Facsimile
+49 761 36260
[email protected] Web