Initiatives of Local Governments

Name Language Programme Case Studies Programme Evaluation / Indicators Description
CITYNET English / Japanese Available -- CITYNET has a databank for best practices in urban management of member cities.
Council for Local Authorities in International Relations (CLAIR) English / Japanese Available for model projects -- The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) was established in July 1988 as a joint organization of local authorities to promote and provide support in conjunction with the increasing concern for local level internationalization in Japan. International cooperation case studies of Japanese local authorities can be found on the site, i.e.. Shimane Pref.'s cooperation with Jilin Province in China in wetland water quality improvement and wastewater management.
European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign English Available -- This website provides information on networking and the European Award for Sustainable Cities. There are links to several initiatives.
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) English Some available -- ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvement in the global environment through cumulative local actions.
The 20% Club for Sustainable Cities English / Japanese Some available Some available Under the initiative by Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, several cities formed a coalition to cooperate and exchange information and opinions on sustainable cities.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Environment Section
Environment and Sustainable Development Division
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan