ICLEI is the leading global network of 1,500+ cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. Through our collective efforts, we impact more than 25 percent of the global urban population.
Local and regional governments across the ICLEI network work alongside a diverse team of global experts in 22 offices active across 124 countries. Together, we address the local impacts of unprecedented global change, from climate change to urbanization, aiming for urban development to have the least possible impact on global systems and to build communities that are people-centered and equitable.
ICLEI firmly believes that sustainable cities are the foundation of a more just and sustainable world. We are doing our part to make urban sustainability an inextricable part of all development at the subnational, national and global levels.
Within the past decade, the Federal City of Bonn has become both a sought-after platform for the debate on global issues and a place to learn about sustainability and related topics. Currently almost twenty UN agencies are based in Bonn amongst which the United Nations Climate Change. In November 2017, Bonn hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) and once again proved its capacity as a convention city.
ICLEI Member since 2000, Bonn has been the seat of the ICLEI World Secretariat and the co-host of nine editions of the Resilient Cities Congress since 2010. Bonn’s Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan, ICLEI President and Special Messenger to the United Nations Climate Change and carbonn Registry is a Co-Patron of Resilient Cities since 2017.
The City is constantly working on improving its sustainable performance by adopting local action programs, successfully establishing forms of cooperation with cities all over the world and by launching activities in the field of education for a sustainable development.