ICLEI - Local governments for sustainability - ICLEI
ICLEI - Local governments for sustainability - ICLEI, International
(College 2 - Governments and government authorities)
About the organization
ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The council was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at our inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York.ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More than 470 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership. ICLEI works with these and hundreds of other local governments through international performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs. We provide 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. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
Fields of expertise and activities: Water Resources Management, Water Supply or Sanitation, Climate or Natural Hazards, Environment or Ecosystems, Education or Capacity Building, Economics or Finance, Research or Development.
About the Governor representative
David Cadman is the president of ICLEI, and the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver. David is a three-term Vancouver City Councillor, who was first elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2005 and 2008. He has served for six years as a Councillor with COPE, the Coalition of Progressive Electors. He represented Vancouver on the Greater Vancouver Regional District and Metro Vancouver board of directors, serving on both the Land Use and Transportation; and Environment and Energy committees. A social and environmental activist for over 30 years, he has served as the President of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC). He has also served at the national and international level of the United Nations Association, and was awarded the United Nations Peace medal and United Nations 50th Anniversary medal.
About the Alternate representative
Mrs Martha DELGADO, Mexico City Minister of Environment
Currently Mrs Delgado is the Secretary of the Environment of Mexico City, she was appointed by the Major, on December 2006. From 2003 to 2006 she was a local congresswoman at the III Legislature at the Mexico City's Local Congress, where she created and chaired the Integral Water Management Special Commission, the first Commission of this type in a Mexican local legislative body. Throughout her career she has been a leader and advocate of citizen participation through several civil organisations. Mrs Delgado led the Environmental Groups Union, one of the most important environmentalist network which represent 100 NGO's from the whole country. She was advisor of the National Ecology Institute. from 1993 to 1998. She is co-founder of the Mexican Alliance for a New Water Culture.