Local Governments Organisations (LGOs)

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Local Governments Organisations (LGOs)
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Local Governments Organisations (LGOs) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Local Governments Organisations (aka city networks) are associations of cities, local and metropolitan governments that have banded together to show collective leadership on different issues, including sustainable development and climate change. They can have a global, national or regional scope, and often bring together cities around common priorities. LGOs typically work to support cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful action; the largest city networks often strive to represent and defend the interests of local governments on the world stage. They have an important role in environmental matters and can help to implement global agreements, influence policy and also contribute to safeguarding global common goods. Global City Networks include ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability; C40 Climate Leadership Group, United Cities Local Governments-UCLG Metropolis.

Based on UNEP Major Groups http://www.unep.org/civil-society/MajorGroups/LocalAuthorities/tabid/78621/Default.aspx; ICLEI, what we do, http://www.iclei.org/about/who-is-iclei.html ; C40, about, http://www.c40.org/about ; UCLG, about, http://www.uclg.org/en/organisation/about