The Malmö Summit

The Malmö Summit

Building on the momentum of 2021, we will gather in person in Malmö, Sweden, for the Malmö Summit, on 11-13 May 2022 – as far as the global health crisis permits –  to exchange with and inspire one another on the best practices in local sustainable development, and learn firsthand from the City of Malmö’s wealth of sustainability initiatives. Malmö is a leading example of creative and innovative sustainable development.

The event will have three days of core programming for participants, featuring strategic high-level dialogues building on themes explored in 2021, as well as exciting technical visits, in-depth workshops and multiple networking opportunities especially suited for in-person participation.

The Malmö Commitment, which will invite local and regional governments to advance equitable sustainable development, also will be launched.  

Networking at Malmö: A social event

When we finally get to meet in person, social aspects of the Malmö Summit become extra important.

Meet new and old acquaintances during the congress days at a “Swedish fika” (coffee or tea served with a cinnamon bun) or over a vegetarian lunch. Connect at the gala dinner over locally grown, organic food and music from local artists. Experience entertainment that reflects Malmö’s exciting diversity with over 180 nationalities – almost the whole world.

Feel right at home in Malmö and be inspired at the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. Take home new learnings, exchanges and contacts that contribute to a more sustainable world.

Mobile workshops: Bringing sustainability to life

Wondering what World Congress 2021-2022 has in store for you as an attendee? Be sure not to miss one of the highlights, a mobile workshop series, organised by the City of Malmö itself.

At total for 13 workshops, spanning sustainability topics from urban food systems to neighbourhood regeneration and energy transformations await. The workshops include getting out and about in Malmö and seeing first hand how sustainability measures are being implemented.

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The Malmö Summit: A Sustainable Event


Sustainability is at the core of The Malmö Summit. ICLEI and City of Malmö are committed to minimizing the negative environmental impact of the event as well as increasing our positive social impact in the community.

The congress is environmentally certified according to the Swedish Environmental Base Standard (“Svensk Miljöbas”). But we also encourage you to help us by acting sustainably on a personal level. Together we can make this event both memorable and sustainable.

The Malmö Summit: An Equitable Event

The City of Malmö together with ICLEI is devoted to make the Malmö Summit a non-discriminatory, equitably accessible, and inclusive event.

The equity policy of the Malmö Summit surpasses Sweden’s anti-discrimination law, aiming to ensure that all persons regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), social status, physical appearance or body size, have the same opportunity to participate in and to have an overall good quality experience at the Malmö Summit.

All participants are encouraged to foster a safe, healthy, and pleasant environment for all.