ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.
Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat supports Members in the Greater China Region, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. ICLEI East Asia has developed local and regional programs and exchange platforms to accelerate sustainable and low carbon development in the region. In further extending our support to Chinese cities’ sustainable and environmentally friendly development, ICLEI East Asia opened the Beijing Office in 2018.
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Malmö is the commercial center of southern Sweden and an international city with about 350,000 inhabitants representing over 180 different nationalities. A city with an industrial past, Malmö has transformed itself into a thriving knowledge city which supports its young, inquisitive and creative population. An ICLEI Member since 1996, Malmö is working actively for sustainability initiatives and is the first city in Sweden that has publicly announced the commitment to implement the UN SDGs.LEARN MORE