ICLEI is the world´s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 83 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports 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. Find out more at www.iclei.org
Congratulations to the district of Saanich on their enthusiastic effort to pursue a broad range of climate change adaptation practices and action plans, and for engaging the community at a local level through various programs and opportunities.
We are proud to announce the launch of our first mobile app, Get Ready: The Game of Home Hazard Preparedness! ICLEI has also developed three other fun and engaging games to educate communities about climate change and resilience!
ICLEI and CBD Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments promoted multi-level involvement of government in the area of biodiversity in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, Korea.
To find out more about ICLEI Canada's work on adaptation, mitigation, and biodiversity in 2013, and what's around the corner for 2014, read our latest Year in Review!
Money doesn't grow on trees... but seeds do! For 90 years, the Ontario Tree Seed Plant has helped preserve biodiversity, protect the environment, and support the forest products sector in the province.
More and more local governments are developing LBSAPs and linking their work to the global biodiversity movement. ICLEI is your link to the international and Canadian biodiveristy community and here you can find the latest on a new resource for local governments on developing a biodiversity strategy.
New publication from the Stockholm Resilience Centre explores the idea of resilience thinking and the idea that humans and nature should be seen as one social-ecological system.
Through presentations and round-table discussions, Biodiversity in the City explored the role of municipalities in defining and managing local biodiversity. The workshop was a success and thank you to everyone that attended and supported this event!