Welcome to the ecoBUDGET webcentre
'As we can manage artificial resource - money - in terms of budget, why shouldn't we do the same with natural resources?'
Konrad Otto Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
ecoBUDGET webcentre offers you the opportunity to learn everything about ecoBUDGET, the environmental management system towards sustainability, developed by ICLEI for and with local authorities.
In a few mouse clicks you can discover ecoBUDGET methodology, download examples and manuals, visit project websites and find out about recent developments.
Moreover, the local authorities belonging to ecoBUDGET community, have the full access to all technical features. Several databases support the cities in selecting their resources, indicators and targets by making available a comprehensive collection of relevant materials for download. ecoBUDGET cities can use the webcentre to conceive their Master Budget in a pre-formatted table and to automatically calculate their Budget Balance. Other templates for monitoring, accounting and defining measures are included.
'Only resource-efficient cities will ensure the livelihoods of their citizens. The challenges of climate change and the scarcity of natural resources such as water are becoming very relevant topics for the daily agenda of local governments around the globe. UCLG encourages its members to use tools and systems such as Environmental Budgeting and to gain support for its implementation worldwide'
Elisabeth Gateau, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)