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We are Regions4

We are the global voice of regional governments (states, regions and provinces) before UN negotiations, European Union initiatives and global discussions in the fields of climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. Regions4 was established in 2002 at the World Summit in Johannesburg as the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development – nrg4SD. In 2019, it became Regions4, and now represents 41 regional governments from 21 countries in 4 continents.

Our Mission

To empower regional governments by enabling the strongest connections inside and outside the network and translating them into impactful action.

Why are Regional Governments important for sustainable development?

  1. Closeness to citizens: understanding the social demands, capacity to engage stakeholders and strategic position to trigger behaviours.
  2. Strategic link between the local & the national levels: vertical integration of policies, as well as coordination and coherence of actions.
  3. Strategic competences that amplify the capacity of national governments towards the achievement of global goals.
  4. Proximity to the territory: better understanding of issues and position to act, collection of bottom-up information for global decision.
  5. Holistic understanding of jurisdictions: comprehensive ecosystem approach ensuring rural-urban linkages and localisation of global goals.

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+32 736 234 903


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