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ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national, regional and local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.

Over 1110 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership. ICLEI works with these and hundreds of other local governments through international performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs.

ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

Action Pledge

Resilient Cities 2010 is the first edition of a series of annual world congresses on all aspects of urban resilience and adaptation to climate change, preceding the meetings of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn. This event aims to bring together partners from all sectors to share knowledge and experiences on vulnerability and risk assessment, social and economic dimensions of climate change, municipal strategies and policies, financing, technology, and case examples of local adaptation practice.

Resilient Cities 2010 will be a global forum for exchange, learning, networking, debating and policy making for climate change adaptation and resilience-building in cities and municipalities.

It will bring together 300 representatives from local governments, UN and international agencies, governments, finance institutions, insurance industries, planners and consultants, urban infrastructure industry, universities and non-governmental organisations.

This action pledge aims to contribute to the following Nairobi work programme work areas:

  • Methods and Tools
  • Climate related risks and extreme events
  • Socio-economic information
  • Adaptation Planning and Practices
  • Research
  • Technologies for Adaptation

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