Local and regional governments, and ICLEI

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.

ICLEI makes sustainability an integral part of urban development and creates systemic change in urban areas through practical, integrated solutions. We help cities, towns and regions anticipate and respond to complex challenges, from rapid urbanization and climate change to ecosystem degradation and inequity.

The local and regional governments in our network confront these challenges by incorporating sustainability into day-to-day operations and policy. We invest in the capacity and knowledge needed to design solutions and make decisions informed by data, scientific evidence and local realities and pressures. Our five pathways towards low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development are designed to create systemic change.

We work in cities, towns and regions of all sizes, with varying capacities and challenges. Many have set and reached ambitious targets and are at the forefront of sustainability, pioneering new solutions and challenging the status quo. Others are taking early steps towards transformation, strengthening their systems and capacities to achieve sustainability goals.

Across the world, ICLEI brings the latest global knowledge and solutions to the local context. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

ICLEI creates connections among the local, regional, national and global governmental levels. We advocate for robust national and global sustainability policies that reflect the interests of local and regional governments and their communities.

ICLEI forges strategic alliances with international organizations, national governments, academic and financial institutions, civil society and the private sector. We create space for innovation within our multi-disciplinary teams and work alongside our partners to create new ways to support sustainable development at the urban scale.

When a pioneering group of local and regional governments founded ICLEI, they took action before sustainability was widely viewed as fundamental to development. For decades, our efforts have continued to put sustainability at the top of the agenda for local and regional governments across the world. Over time, ICLEI has expanded and developed, and we are now working in more than 100 countries, with global experts in 22 offices.

Through our collective efforts to build a sustainable urban world, ICLEI is shifting the trajectory of global development.


The ICLEI network

Local and regional governments across the ICLEI network represent a diversity of cities, towns and regions. Collectively, they form a dynamic force advancing sustainable urban development worldwide.

ICLEI Members are at the heart of the network. They steer the direction of our work, shape our strategy and play a central role in our governance structure. Local governments also engage directly in our any one or more of our projects, partnerships and initiatives and actively uses our various platforms and tools.

Our growing network reaches:


  • 1750+

    Cities, towns and regions

  • 124+

    Country

  • 25+

    Global urban population

  • 20+

    Global population

Become an ICLEI Member

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ICLEI WORLD SECRETARIAT
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7 53113 Bonn Germany
  • T. +49-228/97 62 99-00
    F. +49-228/97 62 99-01
    E. iclei.ws@iclei.org
iclei.org
EUROPE
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
  • T: +49-761/368920
    F: +49-761/3689219
    E: iclei-europe@iclei.org
iclei-europe.org
Brussels Office
Av. de Tervuren 35
1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • T: +32 2 735 28 50
    F: +32 2 735 28 50
    E: brussels-office@iclei.org
Berlin Office
St. Oberholz ROS Team Room 4.02, Rosenthaler Str. 72a
10119 Berlin, Germany
  • T: +49 761 36 89 2-0
    F: +49 761 36 89 2-19
    E: berlin-office@iclei.org
AFRICA
Africa Secretariat
3 Knowledge Park, Century City
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Postal address:
PO Box 5319, Tygervalley, 7536, South Africa
  • T. +27 21 202 0381
    E. iclei-africa@iclei.org
africa.iclei.org
NORTH AMERICA
Canada Office
401 Richmond St. W Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada
  • T: 1-647/728-4308
    E: iclei-canada@iclei.org
icleicanada.org
Québec Office
Montréal City Hall
275 Notre-Dame St E
Montreal, QC H2Y 1C6
  • T: +1 514 / 793-3300
    E: iclei-canada@iclei.org
icleicanada.org
British Columbia Office
Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
  • T: +1 250 / 361-0648
    E: iclei-canada@iclei.org
icleicanada.org
USA Office
1536 Wynkoop St. Suite 901,
Denver, Colorado, USA 80202
  • T: +1 510 844-0699x309
    F: +1 510 844-0698
    E: iclei-usa@iclei.org
icleiusa.org
MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 13
Building Miguel Abed, Floor 5 Of. 506 and 507, Col. Centro, CP 06050 Del.
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
  • T: +52 55 5345 3000 xt 5622/5623
    E: iclei-colombia@iclei.org
    E: iclei-colombia@iclei.org
iclei.org.mx/
Colombia Office
Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, Carrera 53 N° 40A - 31
Medellín, Antioquia – Colombia
  • T: +52 55 5345 3000 xt 5622/5623
    E: iclei-colombia@iclei.org
iclei.org.mx/
SOUTH AMERICA
South American Secretariat
Rua Marquês de Itu 70, 14° andar. São Paulo, SP, Brasil
CEP 01223-000
  • T: +55-11 / 5084-3079
    E: iclei-sams@iclei.org
sams.iclei.org
Argentina Office
Boulevard Gálvez, 1150 Planta Alta. Santa Fe, Argentina
  • E: iclei-argentina@iclei.org
SOUTH ASIA
South Asia Secretariat
C-3, Lower Ground Floor Green Park Extension New Delhi - 110016, India
  • T: +91 11 4106 7220
    F: +91 11 4106 7221
    E: iclei-southasia@iclei.org
southasia.iclei.org
Southern Center
Door No. 6-3-596/47/2
Sri Venkata Ramana Colony
Hyderabad 500 004, Andhra Pradesh
  • T: +91 - 40 / 40034004/5/6/8
    F: +91 - 40 / 40034011
    E: iclei-southasia@iclei.org
EAST ASIA
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • T: +82-2-3789-0496
    F: +82-2-3789-0497
    E: iclei-eastasia@iclei.org
eastasia.iclei.org
Beijing Office
B1010 Xiaoyun Center, No. 15
Beijing 100125, China
  • T: +86-10-5712-5289
    E: iclei-china@iclei.org
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
  • T: +81-3/6205-8415
    F: +81-3/3797-1906
    E: iclei-japan@iclei.org
japan.iclei.org
Korea Office
3F, Suwon Research Institute,
126, Suin-ro, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16429, Republic of Korea
  • T: +82-31-255-3257
    F: +82-31-256-3257
    E: iclei-korea@iclei.org
icleikorea.org
SOUTHEAST ASIA
Southeast Asia Secretariat
c/o The Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Campus Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Manila, Philippines
  • T:+63-2/426-0851; 4265921 to 23
    F: +63-2/426-0851
    E: iclei-seasia@iclei.org
seas.iclei.org
Indonesia Project Office
Rasuna Office Park III WO. 06-09 Komplek Rasuna Epicentrum Jl. Taman Rasuna Selatan, Kuningan DKI Jakarta, 12960, Indonesia
  • E: iclei-indonesia@iclei.org
OCEANIA
Oceania Secretariat
Level 1, 200 Little Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • T:+61 3 9639 8688
    F:+61-3/9639-8677
    E: oceania@iclei.org
oceania.iclei.org