“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
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.
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.