Biodiverse cities understand that a diverse natural world is the foundation of human existence, as it is necessary for both survival and quality of life.


Local Action Moves the World

Cities have proven time and again that they have what it takes to empower the changes and innovations that today's world needs. Read the stories of ICLEI Member Cities and be inspired!


Rizhao, China

An Eco-city for sustainable growth and harmony

Since the Rizhao Municipal Government implemented the Eco-City Building Plan, the ecological environment and extended urban development area of Rizhao has improved substantially. The city has benefited economically and residents now enjoy greater quality of life. Rizhao's efforts have been recognized nationally and internationally. MORE>>


Tokyo, Japan

Raising energy efficiency in buildings

Tokyo’s Green Building Program and the Cap and Trade Program have been two major progressive initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of both existing and new commercial buildings in the city through energy efficient building technologies. As the world's largest metropolitan area, Tokyo sets a powerful precedent of a climate mitigation market instrument in urban areas. MORE>>

Seoul, South Korea

The 'One Less Nuclear Power Plant' Initiative

Seoul’s “One Less Nuclear Power Plant” initiative aims to save and generate energy equivalent to the capacity of one nuclear power plant. Energy self-sufficiency and the energy supply to the city will be improved. Safe and sustainable energy sources will be increased. Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced.  MORE>>

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