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.
About the World Green Summit: The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Endorsed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official high-level portion of the Rio+20 conference, to enable the world’s leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future. The summit is supported by Institutional Partners (Carbon Disclosure Project, United Nations Foundation, Sustainable Energy For All, ICLEI, UNICA), Global Media Partners (TIME, FT) and is by invitation-only for 600 business and government leaders. WGS is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action, two leaders in the green media space.