ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, ICLEI influences sustainability policy and drives local action for low-emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
ICLEI brings a strong urban component to national and global sustainability policies and translates these policies into action. The organization supports cities, towns and regions to anticipate and respond to complex challenges, from rapid urbanization and climate change to ecosystem degradation and inequity. ICLEI's goal is to create systemic change in urban areas through practical, integrated solutions.
ICLEI creates connections among different levels of government, advocating for robust national and global sustainability policies that reflect the interests of local and regional governments and their communities. Through its collective efforts to build a sustainable urban world, ICLEI is shifting the trajectory of global development.
Meet the staff and experts from ICLEI that form part of UrbanShift's team.
While many sub-national governments are already undertaking direct or indirect climate actions, data aggregation and reporting remain a major challenge. One key way to facilitate sub-national reporting is to showcase best practices, like the CSCAF.
Climate adaptation measures that rely on or include nature are accessible, affordable, and can address multiple climate hazards simultaneously.
This brief provides case studies from China and Germany outlining best practices for nature-based solutions (NBS).
City leaders can utilize this resource to better understand the many types of financing instruments available to them and identify climate financing solutions.