Our Vision

To work collectively with local governments, city leaders and partners to accelerate local and regional sustainable development through ICLEI’s five pathways.

Low emission






Equitable & people-centred


Oceania Programs

ICLEI is involved in a diversity of projects and programs all over the world in areas such as nature-based solutions, low carbon energy and disaster resilience planning, guided by ICLEI’s Montreal Commitment and Strategic Vision 2018-2024. Below are projects in which ICLEI Oceania is directly involved as well as other major global projects.


Global covenant of mayors for climate and energy

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low-emission, resilient society. It is the broadest global alliance committed to climate leadership, building on the commitment of over 9,000 cities and local governments from six continents and 127 countries representing more than 784 million residents.


Pacific towns and cities

The towns and cities of small island and archipelago-based nations are often overlooked by international urban resilience policies and programs due to the small populations involved. However, these cities and towns are some of the most vulnerable, diverse, and rapidly growing urban centres anywhere in the world, acting as crucial gateways to sustainable development for the citizens of small island developing states.


Cities with nature

CitiesWithNature provides a shared platform for cities and their partners to engage and connect in this space, working with a shared commitment towards a more sustainable urban world with nature. It is a unique initiative that recognises and enhances the value of nature in and around cities. CitiesWithNature is brought to you by founding partners ICLEI, The Nature Conservancy and the International Union for Conservation, along with supporting bodies such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other international partners.


Frontline Cities & Islands

Frontline cities and islands is a movement of mayors and leaders of island economies at the front-line of climate change impacts. Mayors and resilience leaders will work together to champion local action in urban areas to deliver scalable, integrated solutions to rapidly build resilience on islands globally. Frontline Cities and Islands was launched at the Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn, November 2017. It has been strongly endorsed by Fiji as COP23 Presidency and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and has attracted many expressions of interest from potential partners.


ICLEI Young Writers Network

The ICLEI Young Writers Network is a program to turn scientists into storytellers, giving students and graduates practical skills to communicate their research on climate and sustainability to a broader audience. The latest information on climate and sustainability is often inaccessible to the public and policy-makers; this program will teach students to extract core messages of their research and weave their knowledge into accessible content.


Emissions Reporting & support

ICLEI Oceania has partnered with C40 Cities, Ironbark Sustainability, and the City of Melbourne to support Paris Agreement-aligned climate action across metropolitan Melbourne. The City of Melbourne is one of eight cities globally in C40’s Climate Action Planning Pilot Programme, which is focused on building leadership, commitment and capacity to develop climate action plans that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Global Programs


CityFood Network

The ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD network aims to accelerate local and regional government action on sustainable and resilient city-region food systems by combining networking with training, policy guidance and technical expertise to its participants. CITYFOOD is open to local and regional governments, whether they are engaging with the issue for the first time or working to implement the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and at the frontier of innovative food systems work. CITYFOOD is active in both the Global North and South and will build a strong south-south-north exchange platform for learning amongst cities.

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Procura+, European Sustainable procurement network

We are a network of more than 40 European public authorities that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement. Our combined knowledge and experience allows us to provide advice, support and publicity to any public authority that wants to implement sustainable and innovation procurement.


Ecomobility alliance

The EcoMobility Alliance is a network of selected committed cities led by innovators and visionaries, supported by experts and businesses. The EcoMobility Alliance cities are a select group of ambitious cities that have achieved positive results in specific dimensions of sustainable mobility, and that strive to reduce their dependence on fossil fuel-based personal automobiles. The vision is that of vibrant cities, where communities and organisations can access goods, services, people and information in an eco-mobile manner.


The 100% RE cities and regions network

Local and regional governments worldwide are setting renewable energy targets. This shift is a critical means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, create jobs and enhance community resilience through decentralised energy production. The 100% RE Cities and Regions Network accelerates the renewable energy transition by bringing networking, peer learning, technical guidance and the latest renewable energy research and findings to participants.