ICLEI World Congress 2021

12 - 16 April 2021 • Virtual congress, hosted by Malmö, Sweden


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Announcing the ICLEI World Congress 2021!

Join us for the ICLEI World Congress 2021, hosted by Malmö, Sweden, 12-16 April 2021, from the comfort of your own home or office. The ICLEI World Congress 2021 is all online!

Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together virtually to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide.

“The city of Malmö is proud to host the ICLEI World Congress 2021 and for the first time in ICLEI’s history, it will now be a virtual World Congress. Although we had been looking forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to Malmö, by switching to a virtual Congress we see an opportunity to welcome many more delegates and share our work in creating a green, healthy and equitable city in a new and inclusive way. And of course we look forward to welcoming you physically to Malmö in the future!”

Mayor of Malmö Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh

Advancing and accelerating the sustainable transition

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 will offer more than 50 sessions and workshops, allowing participants to explore, engage and exchange on urban sustainability in the context of current global developments worldwide. They will jointly look at how to best advance and accelerate collective action on sustainability through the prism of ICLEI’s five interconnected development pathways: Low emission development, nature-based development, circular development, resilient development, and equitable and people-centered development.

ICLEI World Congress 2021 will also offer a wide range of networking opportunities. Participants will share their experiences, stories and good practices on urban sustainability. Together, participants will shape solutions and forge new partnerships that drive sustainable urban development forward.

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Malmö, Sweden: Sustainability in action

ICLEI is proud to have the ICLEI World Congress 2021 hosted and co-designed by the City of Malmö, Sweden. An ICLEI Member since 1996, the City of Malmö is a climate-smart knowledge city, listed as the fourth most innovate in the world by OECD. Malmö is working actively for sustainability initiatives and is the first city in Sweden that has publicly announced the commitment to implement the UN SDGs.

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