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Monika Zimmermann

Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI World Secretariat

Monika Zimmermann is the Deputy Secretary General at the Conseil International pour les Initiatives Écologiques Locales (ICLEI). ICLEI is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. Monika's vision as Deputy Secretary General is to enrich all ICLEI agendas through global projects and global city cooperation networks, improve the consistency, methodology and description of ICLEI's working approaches and to strengthen the relations to new and existing ICLEI partners. Joining ICLEI in 1993 when she started to build up the International Training Center at ICLEI European Secretariat, Monika has been responsible for over 50 events, distance training courses, international projects and the set-up of ICLEI’s new working areas such as “local Renewables” and Local Action for Biodiversity.