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development.
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a worldwide movement of
local governments to achieve
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  1. 1. © ICLEI European Secretariat 2006 2 ICLEI in Europe Local Governments for Sustainability Venelin Todorov Member of Executive Committee, 2006- 2009
  2. 2. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20063 History ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Founded at United Nations New York, 1990 Under sponsorship by UNEP, IULA, Center for Innovative Diplomacy 200+ local governments ICLEI - international environmental agency for local governments. Rio 1992, Chapter 28 LA21 Joburg 2002, Joburg Call, PoI, LG Declaration, LGS Freiburg, Germany 1992
  3. 3. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20064 Membership in ICLEI connects your city with the most ambitious and committed cities around the globe. As one of almost 200 in Europe and more of 1000 worldwide local governments and their associations you have the opportunity to engage with like-minded people and be represented in international policy debates and at events.
  4. 4. • CLEI is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. • We are a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.  • We promote local action for global sustainability and support cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20065
  5. 5. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20066 Mission To build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions
  6. 6. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20067 Functions An association of local governments dedicated to sustainable development; A movement of cities, towns, counties and their associations accelerating sustainable development through local action; A sustainable development agency for local governments.
  7. 7. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20068 ICLEI - The Association ICLEI in Europe: 197 European members 170 European Local governments; 9 Associations of Local governments; 18 associated members (individuals, organisations…) 34 European countries 55,64 mio Europeans 14 cities> 1 mio 85 cities >100.000 Smallest member: Tingvoll, Norway (3200); Some regions, provinces in Italy, Spain, Brussels
  8. 8. © ICLEI European Secretariat 20069 ICLEI- The Association 14 171 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 associate members (Europe) full members (Europe) Membership development in Europe:
  9. 9. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200610 ICLEI - The Association 6 3 5 2 9 18 1 3 5 2 2 13 5 2 17 1 1 3 3 22 5 14 1 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 United Kingdom Ukraine Turkey Switzerland Sweden Spain Slovak Republic Serbia and Montenegro Romania Portugal Poland Norway Netherlands Latvia Italy Ireland Iceland Hungary Greece Germany France Finland Estonia Denmark Czech Republic Cyprus Croatia Bulgaria Bosnia-Herzegovina Belgium Austria Armenia Membership per country:
  10. 10. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200611 ICLEI - The Association Council Executive Committee Secretary General ICLEI European Members 2006-2009 • Venelin Todorov, Bourgas • Margit Vestbjerg, Kolding • Emilio d’Alessio, Ancona • Imma Mayol, Barcelona • Dieter Salomon, Freiburg Organisational bodies:
  11. 11. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200612 ICLEI - The Association Dieter Salomon Freiburg Emilio d´Alessio Ancona Margit Vestbjerg Kolding Imma Mayol Barcelona Venedin Todorov Bourgas Elected European Executive Committee Members:
  12. 12. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200613 Strategic relationships United Nations Development Programme UN Commission on Sustainable Development UCLG - Council of European Municipalities and Regions UN Framework Convention on Climate Change United Nations Centre for Human Settlements HABITAT EEHC REC EU ICLEI ICLEI - The Association
  13. 13. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200614 • ICLEI activities Campaigns, programmes, projects, research & piloting, training & consulting, events & networks, tools, publications & information, advocacy ICLEICitiesCities Other institutions, organisations movement exchange ICLEI - The Movement
  14. 14. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200615 ICLEI - The Movement Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 ICLEI Council 2003 & 2006 =>Strategic Plan 2004-2009 & 2006-2012
  15. 15. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200616 ICLEI  Viable local economies  Just & peaceful communities  Eco-efficient cities  Resilient communities  Urban Governance  Sustainability Management  Sustainable Procurement  Climate & air  Water  Soil & food  Biodiversity  Health Creating Sustainable Communities & Cities Protecting Global Common Goods Securing unwavering Implementation A Sustainable City
  16. 16. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200617 ICLEI - The Movement Increase participation from your citizens! Urban Governance & LA21 • Mainstream & anchor LA21 in everyday decision-making • Integrate governance and government • Use LA21 principles & method to remove barriers, e.g. demographic change, social exclusion, vulnerability, risk • Research success factors & transfer to general practice • Establish mechanisms & instruments for assessment of progress
  17. 17. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200618 Manage your natural and human resources as a routine! Sustainability Management & Applying tools & instruments: “Unwavering implementation”: Municipal management that routinely & systematically factors environmental, social, economic concerns into municipal decision-making. • Integrate governance and government. • Support transition to eco-efficient, sustainable cities. • Support capacity building of local governments. • Research & pilot implement innovative management instruments. ICLEI - The Movement
  18. 18. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200619 Manage your taxpayers’ income in a sustainable manner! Sustainable Procurement: • Procura+ Campaign launched 2004. Kolding, Chair, Barcelona, Vice-Chair • Procura+ Manual available in English and Spanish • 12 national partners (consultancy firms, and NGOs) • 30 local governments participating in the Campaign ICLEI - The Movement
  19. 19. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200620 Protect, preserve and save your water resources! • Support the implementation of the MDGs in the framework of the European Water Initiative • Cooperation with developing countries especially in Africa • Support sustainable water management based on the European Framework Directive ICLEI - The Movement ICLEI’s Water Campaign:
  20. 20. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200621 Protect and preserve our climate and air ! ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign • European reinforced CCP framework/method: local strategies to reduce green house gas emissions • Enhance existing & launch new campaigns • with national partners • Co-operation with Local Governments via internet-based training and reporting tools • develop & implement innovative projects on air quality, transport, renewable energies ICLEI - The Movement
  21. 21. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200622 ICLEI - The Agency Supports local sustainability through sharing and presenting information Get Connected •Communication Concepts & Dissemination Print Publications •Guides, reports, dissemination tools Online information & Tools •Online present- ation, inter- activity, com- munication tools
  22. 22. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200623 ICLEI - The Agency • Training: • Capacity building & training in support of the Local Action 21 strategies; • Innovative e-learning solutions • Conferencing e.g.: • European ICLEI Members Convention 2005 • ICLEI World Congress 2006 • European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference, Seville 2007 • Thematic conferences Supports local sustainability through training & conferencing
  23. 23. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200624 ICLEI - Operations ICLEI European Secretariat hosted by Freiburg, Germany • 40 dedicated staff • 4 thematic teams • 4 support teams • International Training centre • Secretary General office • Host agreement with Freiburg, 1991-2006
  24. 24. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200625 CLEI Europe is pleased to invite all ICLEI members in Europe to consider the Call for Candidates for the ICLEI Europe Regional Executive Committee 2015-2018. The Regional Executive Committee is the regional representation of the ICLEI members in Europe. The ICLEI Europe Regional Executive Committee consists of three to five members proposed by the ICLEI Europe Regional Director and elected by ICLEI Members in Europe. For the 2015–2018 term, ICLEI Europe has opened a Call for Candidacy. The application deadline for candidacy is 15 July 2014. Elections will start mid September 2014.
  25. 25. © ICLEI European Secretariat 200626 Thank you for your attention ! http://www.iclei-europe.org;
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