Get connected

To join ICLEI means joining a global network of over 1,500 diverse cities, towns and regions with a strong group of Partners. ICLEI Members actively engage with their peers through conferences, workshops, webinars and online platforms and take advantage of our connections with businesses, financial institutions and other implementation partners that help strengthen innovation and resourcing.

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  • Peer networking platforms: Participate in flagship events, workshops, webinars, online forums and city-to- city exchange meetings available throughout the year. ICLEI Members have discounted access to ICLEI events such as the ICLEI World Congress and Resilient Cities.
  • Partnerships: ICLEI Members have access to a range of ICLEI Partners. Take advantage of city-business matchmaking and facilitation through CiBiX and joint partner initiatives like Metropolitan Solutions and build connections with other key implementation partners, including financial institutions through the Transformative Actions Program (TAP).
  • Networks: Be part of leading thematic networks and communities, including the Compact of Mayors, World Mayors Council on Climate Change, Resilience and BiodiverCity.
  • Travel funding: Join ICLEI at international events and governance meetings by accessing travel funds available to ICLEI Members, with specific consideration for those from the Global South.
  • Exclusive side events: Participate in Members-only side events where you can discuss and debate sustainability issues and ideas with our well-informed network and Partners.

Get informed

ICLEI Members have access to the latest information and ideas that shape the sustainability landscape. We deliver up-to-date information on global advocacy processes, technical advancements and local sustainability leadership. Our products provide informative snapshots and thorough analyses that keep Members on the pulse of thematic and crosscutting sustainability issues.

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  • Thematic newsletters: Receive updates through Urban-LEDS, Resilience Cities, carbon Climate Registry (cCR), ecomobility and our other thematic newsletters.
  • Global news updates: Read our global news roundups through ICLEI Links and receive global advocacy updates through the Local Government Climate Roadmap.
  • Webinars: Learn from regular webinars hosted by the ICLEI network that cover your particular areas of interest.
  • Publications and libraries: Gain access to technical reports, case studies, guidebooks and other informative pieces and peruse our thematic online libraries.

Get resources

ICLEI offers Members a vital combination of methodologies, tools, knowledge and skills that support local projects at all stages of planning and implementation. By working with the multidisciplinary ICLEI Network, Members are well equipped to develop and implement integrated solutions that advance their sustainability goals.

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Get involved

ICLEI Members have ample opportunity to influence our global agenda. By joining ICLEI, Members are eligible to vote and take part in our network-wide governing body. ICLEI also invite Members to speak at high level events to advance the interests of local and subnational governments on the global stage.

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  • Governance: Apply to participate in our governance boards that define our strategic direction, including our bylaws, charter, thematic focus portfolios, World Secretariat leadership and advocacy positions in the climate negotiations, among other key decisions. ICLEI Members also participate in expert committees as advisors, such as the Resilient Cities Program Committee and Resilient Cities for Adaptation (RC4A) Steering Committee.
  • Voting: Elect political representatives that define our strategic direction.
  • Hosting: Host a global or regional event in your city that attracts a variety of cities, experts, implementing partners and media. Members can also host an ICLEI office and work closely with our 17 offices worldwide to build the ICLEI network and leverage themselves as a regional leader to attract new opportunities for your local government.
  • Leading Cities: Participate in pioneering global projects, such as TAP and cCR, while serving as role-models to cities around the world.
  • Advocacy: Represent city interests on multilateral global platforms by working alongside the ICLEI global advocacy team. ICLEI Members have the opportunity to engage in global process, platforms and organizations, including but not limited to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and to speak at international events such as the annual UNFCCC COPs, Habitat III and other key global forums.
  • Challenges and competitions: Get access to joint partner initiatives and competitions, such as the Earth Hour City Challenge.

Get featured

ICLEI Members are the core of our network and are the drivers of global change. Through our wide-reaching global communication channels, we aim to show this to the rest of the world. Our global communications use a variety of digital and print media to showcase the work of our Members, who also have preferential access to speaking slots at ICLEI events across the world.

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  • Speaking opportunities: Get preferential access to present your ideas and achievements at ICLEI events and conferences.
  • Digital communications: Feature your work in our website, global newsletter or CityTalk blog. ICLEI Members are also invited to develop blog posts and submit stories for our top news.
  • Publications: Showcase your work in our publications that ICLEI distributes worldwide.
  • Local Action Database: Feature your projects on the ICLEI Local Action Database, a robust system that captures the pioneering work of all ICLEI Members.
  • Webinars: Work with our technical teams to showcase your projects as good practice examples in our webinars.

Eva Madeira
Head of ICLEI Global Membership & Governance

Got any questions? Eva will be happy to assist you.
Please contact her at iclei(at)


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