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ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 | Malmö, Sweden

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Sustainability. Together.

11-13 May 2022

On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. An all-digital experience kicked off the event with high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI. Throughout the rest of 2021, we continued exploring critical topics in sustainable urban development in a virtual event series.

Then in 2022, ICLEI World Congress 2021 – “Sustainability. Together.” took place in Malmö, Sweden as an in-person event. We came together between 11-13 May, and it was hosted by long-standing ICLEI Member City of Malmö.

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

Announced Google.org's contribution of $10M

in funding to ICLEI for sustainable cities in Europe and the US

Announced ICLEI USA's support

of U.S. local and regional governments in the Cities Race to Resilience, providing opportunities for four communities to conduct climate risk and vulnerability assessments and implement high-impact resilience actions

Developed and piloted ICLEI's Equitable Event Guidelines

a tool for event organizers to plan and implement conferences and events in an inclusive and equitable manner

Key Themes

Sustainable finance and innovation

Public procurement

Circular development

Sustainable mobility

Keynote Speakers

  • Juliet Oluoch Aluoch

    Deputy National Coordinator, African Youths Initiative on Climate Change
  • Lucy Slack

    Secretary General, Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
  • Annika Strandhäll

    Minister of Climate and Environment, Government of Sweden
  • Bella Tonkonogy

    Director, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA)
  • Mami Mizutori

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disk Reduction, Head of UNDRR
  • Nigel Jollands

    Associate Director, Green Cities Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


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