ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022

Below, you can find information on the ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022

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ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022: Road to the Malmö Summit

Thank you very much to all who attended The Malmö Summit, on 11-13 May 2022, 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.

To close this chapter, all ICLEI Members are invited to attend an exclusive debrief session on 21 September, 2022. You can read more here.

Debrief on ICLEI World Congress Outcomes - 21 September 2022

During this 1-hour recap, participants will look into the main takeaways from the 36 sessions and 13 workshops that took place at the Malmö Summit; unpacking those outcomes that were taken home by cities and how the key messages will impact the coming advocacy efforts at the COPs.

Hear first-hand accounts from other Members on local impact, and receive an overview of how World Congress discussions and input influences the global conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Following a year-long electoral process, all ICLEI governance bodies are now established. The first meeting of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee and Council 2021-2024 took place on 12 April, 2021.

You can already e-meet our new leadership through their video messages.

Meet the new ICLEI GexCom and Council

ICLEI Malmö Commitment and Strategic Vision Adopted

Every three years, we revisit our global strategy. The ICLEI Malmö Commitment and Strategic Vision 2021-2027 lays out how the ICLEI network will advance sustainable urban development, from 2021 through 2027, locally and globally, in an era where the local, regional, and national governments are continuing to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while advancing urgent action on climate, nature, land and health. We invite you to explore this vision and our Malmö Action Plan 2021 – 2024 in ICLEI in the Urban Era (2021 Edition).

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ICLEI Member Logo Released

ICLEI is introducing a new ICLEI Member Logo, on the occasion of the celebration of our 30th anniversary and the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. Members of the ICLEI network can now showcase their membership and work with the ICLEI network through the ICLEI Member Logo.

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Virtual Launch - Watch the recordings

The Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022 took place from 13 to 15 April, 2021. Participants were able to follow high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI. This Virtual launch took the form of several thematic sessions, featuring many high-level speakers. You can watch the recording of these sessions, by clicking on the name of each session below:

The Road to Malmö Webinars

After the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022 (13 – 15 April 2021), throughout the rest of 2021, we will explore critical topics in sustainable urban development in a virtual event series, building our momentum to 2022.  

This is the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Road to Malmö 

In this segment, we will take a virtual tour around the world, exploring sustainable development advances with cities around the world in a virtual event series as we move towards 2022 in Malmö at the Malmö Summit.

The first webinar took place on 28 May, 2021.

Watch recordings of the Road to Malmö webinars