ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is live!

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The ICLEI World Congress Virtual Launch 2021 - 2022 is now live!

Welcome to the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022! From 13 to 15 April, you can follow high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI.  


Resilient Development and Risk Management for a Sustainable Urban Future

Pathway focus: Resilient Development

15 April 2021: 9:00-10:00 CEST

How can local and regional governments act in uncertain times? This virtual high level dialogue brought together leaders to discuss overcoming key challenges in the development of informed decision-making and to adapt processes and systems. Global initiatives, such as the Race to Resilience and UNDRR’s Making Cities Resilient 2030, as well as the ICLEI Network’s own resilient development vision and action plan, were also discussed.

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Towards Low Emission and Climate Neutral Development for a Sustainable Urban World

Pathway focus: Low Emission Development

15 April 2021: 16:00-17:00 CEST

This virtual dialogue will focus on the contribution of ICLEI and its network of local and regional governments to the UN Decade of Action, by tackling climate change. High-level speakers will share examples and challenges faced when addressing climate action, multilevel governance, financing, as well as influencing global advocacy processes.

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Engaging Cities and Regions in the Global Nature Agenda

Pathway focus: Nature-based development

14 April 2021: 16:00-17:00 CEST

How can we build a more sustainable urban world through nature-based development? How can local and subnational governments contribute directly to achieving global biodiversity targets at local and landscape level? This virtual high-level dialogue brought together subnational governments and cities from the global north and south to address the importance of local and subnational governments engagement.

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Shaping Our Sustainable Urban Future for All

Opening session

13 April 2021: 9:00-10:30 CEST

To guide us in achieving a sustainable future for all, the ICLEI Network presented its strategy for 2021 – 2027, including the five pathways for sustainable development. Leaders from the ICLEI organization presented the strategy, along with presentations from the newly elected ICLEI leaders who will help guide that strategy. You could also hear about concrete examples of local and regional governments from around the world.

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Equitably Shaping Our Sustainable Urban Future

Pathway focus: Equitable and People-centered Development 

13 April 2021: 16:00-17:00 CEST

A virtual showcase of successes and challenges from cities around the world in which people and equity are being embedded directly into the heart of local sustainable development. You could hear how these cities are working to create healthy, safe, inclusive, and vibrant communities for all.

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