Our Partners

ICLEI works closely with our partners including government agencies, corporate, organizations and institutions to support Members to advance urban sustainability, and to learn about the trends and experiences of cities worldwide. Some of our key partners include:

China Center for Urban Development 

Established in 1998, the China Center for Urban Development (CCUD) was a public institution of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Entrusted by the NDRC, it specializes in policy research on urbanization and urban development, and is responsible for providing guidance for 711 pilot cities under the National Development Reform Pilot Program. Its major functions include providing policy consultancy on urbanization and urban development; assisting cities in formulating various development plans; and organizing international conferences. www.euchinaurban.org



Established in January 1984, the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS) is a national, non-profit and academic organization formed by urban researchers, scholars, practitioners, and by a wide range of governmental agencies in social, economic, cultural, environmental, planning, construction, and management fields, as well as by research and educational institutions and enterprises. It is a legally registered corporation and plays an important role in facilitating and advancing China's urban research programs. The current president of CSUS is Dr. Qiu Bao Xin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD). www.chinasus.org



Eco-Forum Global is a non-governmental international platform dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of the concept of ecological civilization. EFG promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience in the implementation of policies regarding green economic transformation, ecological security, thus contributing to the building of a more environmental friendly and resource-saving society. www.en.efggy.com



Founded in 1994, the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies (IUES) was originally known as the Research Centre for Urban and environment Studies until it was renamed in 2009. The IUES belongs to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and its aims are to enhance the research infrastructure in China, strengthen local economies at the city and regional levels, promote sustainable and ecological development, and to conduct research on urban development strategies and economy related to climate change. The institute also provides training and consultation, as well as promoting academic and knowledge exchange. http://iue.cass.cn



Co-hosted by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the World Association of Major Metropolises (Metropolis), and Guangzhou Municipal Government, the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (The Guangzhou Award) aims to reward innovations to improve the socio-economic environments in cities and regions, promote sustainability, and hence advance the livelihood of their citizens. Presented biennially, the award encourages and recognizes outstanding innovative projects and practices in the public sector. The award is open to all cities and local governments, and is granted to up to 5 winners. www.guangzhouaward.org



Founded in 2003, the China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD) is a coalition of leading Chinese and foreign enterprises registered and operating in China, established as a national organization through the Ministry of Civil Affairs, PRC. Committed to implementing the guidelines and policies of the scientific outlook on development and establishing a harmonious society, CBCSD provides a platform for exchange and cooperation among corporations, governments and social communities, aiming at facilitating the development of sustainable business. www.cbcsd.org.cn


China Environmental United (Beijing) Certification Center Co., Ltd (CEC) 

Approved by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China, the China Environmental United (Beijing) Certification Center Co., Ltd (CEC) is the only institution authorized by the government to oversee the certification of eco-labelled products in China. The CEC coordinates and integrates the resources and work related to the certification of eco-labelled products, organic food, environmental management, quality management, as well as safety and health at work. www.sepacec.com


China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center (CAEC) 

CAEC was established in 2010 against the background of the 11th China-ASEAN Summit in 2007, where the former Chinese Premier Jiabao Wen introduced a set of cooperation proposals, including the formulation of the China-ASEAN strategy on environmental protection cooperation. CAEC aims at promoting regional cooperation on environment between ASEAN Members Sates and China. It operates independently under the guidance and with the support of the China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. www.chinaaseanenv.org


Shenzhen Low-carbon Development Foundation (SCDF) 

SCDF is a non-profit environmental protection organization focusing on low-carbon development. It promotes low-carbon development and lifestyle through four main platforms: studying and funding public welfare projects for emission reduction; promote low-carbon standardization, certification and verification; building platforms for international exchange on low-carbon development; and quantizing individuals’ and institutions’ carbon emission reduction. 


Tianjin Green Supply Chain Center (TGSCC) 

TGSCC is the first comprehensive service platform for green supply chain management in China. Under the direction of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and ASEAN Center, TGSCC works to perfect the management of green supply chain service in China, and to explore a market mechanism for green products in China. It was established in 2013 jointly by Tianjin Commodity Trading Service & Management Group Ltd, China Environmental United (Beijing) Certification Center and Sino Carbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd, with the approval of the Tianjin Government. www.greenchain.com.cn



Founded in 2013 Green Technology Center-Korea, is the only green technology think-tank with policy and planning capabilities and professional skills in Korea. GTCK plans and supports preemptive and comprehensive policies that improve competitiveness of green technology by promptly responding to demand on national policy research and presenting direction of development. It also contributes to shared growth in the international community through cooperative projects with international organizations and technology transfer support developing countries. www.gtck.re.kr



Korea Business Council for Sustainable Development (KBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that endeavors to put Korean Industry on track to economic development in harmony with environment and social development. Established in 2002, KBCSD membership spans around 50 enterprises that are spearheading sustainable business practices and comprises more than 15 industrial sectors including oil refinery, steel, electrical & electronics, petrochemical, automobile, power utility, etc. www.kbcsd.or.kr



Established in 2014, KEITI is a quasi-government organization affiliated with the Ministry of Environment committed to achieving both environmental protection and economic growth. Its mission is to support the creation of environmental technologies, nurturing environmental industries and promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. KEITI supports small and mid-sized enterprises which possess outstanding technologies but lack the resources to commercialize them, it also nurtures professional manpower in the field of environmental industry. It is also involved in establishing policies on compensation for environmental damage. www.keiti.re.kr



Established in 1962 under the name of “Seoul Metropolitan government Officials Training Center,” the SHRDC runs under the Seoul Metropolitan Government and serves as an educational center for public officials from the city of Seoul as well as 25 autonomous district offices. It also promotes international exchanges and education of public officials from foreign countries. http://hrd.seoul.go.kr/



TSC is a global organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Working together with members and partners, including manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics, it aims at driving more sustainable consumer products through the design and implementation of credible, transparent and scalable tools and services that are science-based, stakeholder-informed, focused on impact, and accessible for all. www.sustainabilityconsortium.org

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