The International Alliance for Localization

From Local Futures:

The broad objectives of the IAL include:

  • to identify common threats to cultural and biological diversity and discuss the institutional supports (at all levels – local, national and international) needed to sustain this diversity;
  • to enhance the capacity of members to make reasoned, well-informed choices on issues related to economic development, resource use, and cultural and environmental integrity;
  • to expand the existing knowledge base about strategies being implemented to localize economies, rebuild resilience and adaptive capacity, strengthen food security, and maintain cultural integrity in different parts of the world;
  • to forge global partnerships in support of such renewal and resilience-building initiatives;
  • to discuss alternative strategies in the production of basic needs, especially food;
  • to examine the relationship between cultural diversity, biological diversity, and economic security.