Shape Multilateral Environmental Agreements
ICLEI is the only subnational government network accredited as an observer of all three cornerstone international agreements coming out of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
ICLEI actively implements and participates in international negotiations under these agreements to ensure the needs, interests, and priorities of local and regional governments are represented and taken up in official decisions.
At the UNFCCC, ICLEI acts as focal point of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency. At the CBD, ICLEI is a leading partner of the Global Partnership on Local and Subnational Action for Biodiversity.