Network for Climate Action

Municipal Partnerships focusing on Climate Action

The next decade will decide the future for humanity. Local governments have an important role in combining local needs with global climate goals, and weigh trade-offs of different actions by engaging citizens, civil society and business. By involving different interests, local governments can develop collective actions to mitigate climate change.

Joining an ICLD Municipal Partnership allows local governments to carry out a project over three years on a theme that relates to Climate Action at a local level. This can involve for example projects that focus on increasing citizen influence within waste management, water supply, public transport, or urban planning to name a few. The municipalities themselves decide the theme, and it can relate to an important local issue, an ongoing multi-year assignment or a development strategy.

The training component in this network is designed and implemented in collaboration with UNCDF and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Timeframe: 2022- 2025
Countries: Kenya, South Africa Zambia, Uganda
Collaborating Partners: UNCDF and SEI

Most partnerships in the network have a mentor. Read more about the mentorship

Partnerships in the network

Robertsfors and Machakos County


Theme: Fight deforestation, and emissions and work for inclusive practices  

Region Västerbotten, Umeå kommun and Kisumu County


Tema: Health and climate change

Region Västernorrland and Mombasa County


Tema: Sustainable consumption and attitude change

Karlskrona kommun and Saldahna Bay

South Africa

Tema: Youth inclusion on climate matters

Lidköping and Lusaka


Tema: Greening and youth inclusion



Tema: Youth inclusion on climate matters