About nrg4SD

What and who we are? - What do we do? - How do we work? - What services for our members? - How to become a member of nrg4SD?

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What and who we are?

  • The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, nrg4SD is a non-profit international organisation representing subnational governments and associations of subnational governments at global level.  
  • Established in 2002 at the World Summit of Johannesburg, today nrg4SD totals some 50 subnational governments from 30 countries and 7 associations of subnational governments.

What do we do?

nrg4SD is the only international network on sustainable development matters with worldwide presence and representing solely subnational governments. The Network promotes sustainable development at the level of subnational government around the Globe and acts as the voice and representative of subnational governments at global level in the field of sustainable development. More information on nrg4SD's Missions and Objectives >

How do we work?

Early since its creation, the Network has worked directly with and been accredited to several entities of the United Nations (UN), including the Environment Programme UNEP, the Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC and the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD. Thanks to the presence of its permanent Secretariat in Brussels (Belgium), nrg4SD works directly witht he different institutions of the European Union (EU).

The Network  consists of a series of working groups which enhance the ‘network approach’ of the organisation The activities carried out by each working group contribute to positioning the Network and its member governments in international initiatives, and to identifying project proposals for interregional cooperation. More information on How we work >


nrg4SD establishes partnerships with national and local governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the business sector and academia. More information on Partnerships >

A governance exercised directly by members

The General Assembly and Steering Committee of nrg4SD ensure that the governance of the Network is exercised directly by its members, who also elect the Chairs and Vice-Chairs. The Network has a Secretariat and a Treasury, which are coordinated by the Secretary General. More information on the Governance >

What services for our members?

  • Smart partnering and networking for common goals
  • Access to resources - Information and advice, capacity building, funding opportunities and partners
  • Influencing future policy and funding - Being in the right place at the right time
  • Profiling and learning - from the common struggle to the pioneering and the mutual learning

More information on nrg4SD's Services to its members >

How to become member of nrg4SD?

All subnational governments and associations of subnational governments who accept the nrg4SD Founding Declaration of Gauteng and the payment of an annual fee (determined by population and GDP of each member) can apply for membership to nrg4SD. More information on How to become a member >  


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