Year 2009


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. 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. To date, over 1075 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership (

ICLEI’s Local Action for Biodiversity Project (LAB) is a global urban biodiversity initiative. It aims to assist local governments to conserve and sustainably manage their biodiversity. Its overarching aim is to improve biodiversity management at the level of local government. This is achieved by profiling and promoting the importance of urban biodiversity and the role of local government in its management, and coordinating the sharing of experiences, successes and challenges among a diverse group of participants from around the world. LAB cities are leading the way for managing and conserving biodiversity at local government level (