ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable, low-carbon, ecomobile, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population.
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.
Within the past decade, Bonn has become both a sought-after platform for the debate on global issues and a place to learn about sustainability and related issues. A number of UN agencies are based in Bonn amongst which is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Bonn has been a member of ICLEI since 1999. Bonn’s Lord Mayor Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, ICLEI First Vice President and Special Messenger to UNFCCC and carbonn Registry is Co-Patron of Resilient Cities since 2017.
The City is constantly working on improving its sustainable performance by adopting local action programms, successfully establishing forms of cooperation with cities all over the world and by launching activities in the field of education for a sustainable development.