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ICLEI World Congress 2018 | Montréal, Canada

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Our Vision For Sustainable Urban Development In Action

19-22 June 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018 – “Our Vision for Sustainable Urban Development in Action”, took place in Montréal, Canada, between 19-22 June, hosted by long-standing ICLEI Member Ville de Montréal.

The ICLEI World Congress 2018 was the kick-off point for the holistic approach to sustainable urban development captured in the ICLEI Montréal Commitment. Now, ICLEI is engaging in concerted efforts to take the pathways framework, and examples highlighted by Montréal and the wider ICLEI Network, to mainstream and scale up systemic change in urban areas worldwide. Click to view 2018 report.

Key Announcements

Developed and published the ICLEI Montréal Commitment and Strategic Vision 2018-2024

which launched the ICLEI’s 5 pathways for strategic orientation for action towards “Building a Sustainable Urban World” by the ICLEI network & established The ICLEI Montréal Action Plan to uphold the ICLEI Montréal Commitment

Organized the Canadian Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogue

to advance multilevel and multistakeholder climate action discussions – (organizers: ICLEI Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities)

Established partnerships between ICLEI-Circle Economy

on developing circular economies in cities and regions and ICLEI-AUTONOMY on innovative urban mobility strategies

Key Themes

Systemic resilience

Collaborative governance

low carbon policices & integrated climate Action

Nature-based solutions

smart cities & ecomobility

Safe and healthy cities

Keynote Speakers

  • Severn Cullis-Suzuki

    Environmental activist, Speaker, Television host and Author
  • Naoko Ishii

    CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Isabelle Melançon

    Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Québec National Assembly
  • Martin Frick

    Senior Director of Policy and Programme Coordination, UN Climate Change
  • Christina Clark

    Executive Director, Songhees Nation


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