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.
UrbanShift's project in China aims to support participating cities in achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by implementing nature-based solutions and urban biodiversity strategies and mainstreaming integrated planning at the city level.
UrbanShift's Youth Day webinar highlighted inspiring youth and city led sustainability initiatives from China, India, Indonesia and Sierra Leone, with speakers reiterating the importance of meaningfully engaging young people in climate action.
Launched in 2017, Circuito Sur is a sustainable mobility project in Mérida, Mexico that aims to connect the city's underserved southern areas with the center, representing the first step toward a model of urban regeneration, inclusion and resilience.
Cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America exchanged knowledge about integrated sustainable urban development at UrbanShift's first global in-person advocacy event and learned first hand from the experiences of host city Malmö, Sweden.