The only way forward is to urgently and collectively reverse this trend. We have now a unique opportunity to redesign our shared urban future and relationship with the planet, “build back better”, to ambitiously and with newly shared resolve co-create a new journey for all to develop resilient, inclusive communities and rights-based transitions to discontinue the unsustainable approaches that have become so obvious through the global Covid-19 pandemic and initial recovery attempts. In the decade now upon us, we may well have the last and best opportunity granted to humanity to create a new, accessible and just urban world that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient for all.
To guide us in achieving these goals collectively, the ICLEI Network has an updated strategy for 2021 – 2027, including its 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. We also heard about concrete examples of local and regional governments from around the world who are already advancing this work. Check out the resources for this session here.