ICLEI - the global cities network

Cities, towns and regions in the ICLEI Network are committed to building a sustainable future.

Connecting Leaders

Global action partners

ICLEI welcomes the opportunity for collaboration and complementary action that partnerships bring. Over the years we have forged winning partnerships with national governments, international agencies, academic institutions, for profit companies, foundations and non-governmental organizations, and dozens of national, regional, and international associations of local governments.  

ICLEI offers many opportunities for partnerships with financing institutions, the private sector, universities and expert institutions and with united nations and international agencies.

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Accelerating Action

Go to where the action is as an ICLEI Member

ICLEI Members are as diverse as the local governments, prefectures, municipalities, and counties from which they come. What all ICLEI Members have in common is a commitment to sustainable local urban development.


Gateway to solutions

Solutions oriented change

Cities are leading global change. For decades cities on every continent have been setting the bar for urban sustainability, conservation of biodiversity, and climate protection. When one city has raised the bar, it can provide a blue print for continuous improvements and innovation from which other cities can learn and then adapt to their needs. ICLEI is proud to work with these leading actors on the urban sustainability stage.

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Who are our Members?

Our Members and Partners prove that local governments worldwide take responsibility in creating a sustainable society!

  • ICLEI Members are informing and inspiring a global dialogue of what is possible and necessary. They are working together, driving innovation and providing powerful leadership and direction. 
  • They consistently top the rankings of the greenest cities in the world.
  • They have led the effort in recent years to envision, accelerate and achieve strong climate protection goals, creating cleaner, healthier, more economically viable communities.

Becoming a part of the ICLEI Network is more than signing a piece of paper or paying annual dues. It is about joining a committed network of local and subnational governments from around the world, learning from one another and sharing resources to accelerate success and create more vibrant, sustainable communities.

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"Cities and local governments are not waiting for the world to change. We are changing the world together. And this is what really sets the tone at ICLEI."

Mayor Park Won Soon

Mayor of Seoul
ICLEI President 2015-2018


new ICLEI Members! 

  • Overberg District Municipality, South Africa
  • Lomé City Council, Togo
  • Corporation of the City of Unley, Australia
  • Kochi Municipal Corporation, India
  • Nainital Municipal Corporation, India
  • Gauteng Provincial Government, South Africa
  • Municipality of Assisi, Italy
  • Tepebasi Municipality, Turkey
  • Christchurch City Council, New Zealand
  • Matsuyama City, Japan
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality, South Africa
  • Yuhua District, Shijiazhuang City, China
  • Guangming New District, Shenzhen city, China
  • City of Fort St. John, Canada
  • Coronel Fabriciano Municipality, Brazil
  • Municipality of Larissa, Greece
  • Calapan City, Philippines
  • São Leopoldo Municipality, Brazil
  • Consortium SOMAR, Brazil
  • Cork City Council, Ireland
  • Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain
  • Lautoka City Council, Fiji
  • Suva City Council, Fiji
  • Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
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