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ICLEI World Congress 2024

In June 2024, the ICLEI network will come together for the ICLEI World Congress 2024, hosted by the City of São Paulo, Brazil.


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Bangkok-Yokohama City-to-City Collaboration Program

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The Interact-Bio Biodiversity Financing Toolkit helps cities and regions access the finance they need to jumpstart projects that are using nature-based solutions.


ICLEI welcoming new member, Tottori Prefecture – Tottori students challenge to the world at COP28

Tottori Prefecture is surrounded by abundant nature and is highly concerned about the environment. It is engaged in environmental protection activities and global warming countermeasures that make the most of its regional characteristics.


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Japan Office Introducing Our Members

Today we have 25 active members who are leading the local government sustainability actions in Japan.


ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

About ICLEI Japan

ICLEI Japan was founded in 1993, as one of the country offices of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and serves to build and enhance the local governments’ network in Japan. ICLEI Japan supports the member cities to lead local initiatives, to promote global collaboration to achieve regional and global sustainability in partnership with other ICLEI offices and partner organizations. The profile of ICLEI Japan’s Members and mayors’ messages can be found here.

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Tottori Prefecture, Japan

In March 2022, Tottori Prefecture revised its basic environmental plan, the ‘Tottori Prefecture Environmental Initiative Plan for the New Reiwa Era’, and set an ambitious target of reducing CO2 emissions by 60 in 2030 (compared to 2013).
The Prefecture has also proposed the ‘Tottori Ecology Life Campaign‘ as its vision for the year 2030. The idea is not to save energy by forcing people to endure, but to “shift to a lifestyle that protects the environment and health while living comfortably and wisely” and “to activate the local economy through local production for local Consumption of renewable energy” and “Technological Development”, and Tottori has set a friendly nickname Tottori Born! to promote awareness of the campaign.
Tottori actively participated in side events at COP28 Dubai, introducing its initiatives towards a decarbonised society and interacting with advanced municipalities from around the world. Three students dispatched from the Prefecture participated in the field and expressed their determination to actively communicate as young people.

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