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ICLEI World Congress 2012 | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Local Action, Global Impact

14-17 June 2012

ICLEI World Congress 2012 – “Local Action, Global Impact” took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil between 14-17 June, hosted by the City of Belo Horizonte.

Closely linked to the UN Rio+20 conference, the ICLEI World Congress 2012 charted the way forward for local governments and their partners to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Key Announcements

Announced Belo Horizonte

as the first city in Latin America to implement TRACE (Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy)

Established new partnerships

including with WWF and World Business Council on Sustainable Development

Variety of launches

including: ICLEI’s Happy and Healthy Communities Program; UNEP-ICLEI Global Environment Outlook 5 (GEO 5); URBIS Network; Eco-cities Network; The ICLEI-UNEP Sustainable Events Guide

Key Themes

The resilient and low-carbon city

Biodiverse city

Smart urban infrastructure

Green urban economy

Healthy and happy community

Keynote Speakers

  • Izabella Teixeira

    Minister of the Environment, Brazil
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre

    Director General, IUCN
  • Martin Lees

    Former Secretary General, Club of Rome
  • Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

    Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Mary Jane C. Ortega

    Secretary General, CityNet


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