May 1, 2012 – London & Bonn – ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability joins as partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.
Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is a pleasure to welcome on board ICLEI as partners for the summit. Their involvement will ensure that local government Members who are committed to sustainable development are included in this important dialogue, with the private sector, to create the necessary solutions for a sustainable future within cities.”
About ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability: ICLEI is a global membership association of about 1200 metropolises, cities, towns and urban regions representing over 570 million people in 74 countries, which have made a commitment to sustainable development. Our mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions. ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’. For further information, please visit: www.iclei.org.