ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022
The ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is now a year-long experience, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, Sweden.
ICLEI’s triennial gathering offers multiple opportunities to connect throughout 2021 – 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 including 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 continue exploring critical topics in sustainable urban development in a virtual event series, The Road to Malmö, building our momentum to 2022.
We will then gather in person in Malmö, Sweden, for 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.
Join the Congress on 11-13 May 2022 onsite in Malmö or virtually to learn about innovative strategies and cutting edge solutions in sustainable and equitable urban development, exchange good practices, get inspired and connect beyond borders with leading experts and sustainability champions from around the globe.
A Pathway to Sustainability
Every three years, ICLEI holds the World Congress to showcase how local and regional governments across our network are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects them with their peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will inform and enhance their work.
The City of Malmö is the commercial center of southern Sweden and truly an international city with about 350,000 inhabitants representing over 180 different nationalities. A city with an industrial past, Malmö has transformed itself into a thriving knowledge city which supports its young, inquisitive and creative population – almost half of Malmö’s residents are under the age of 35.
Over the last years Malmö has received many international awards for its focus on sustainable urban development and pilot projects such as Augustenborg, the Western Harbour, as well as the major development area of Hyllie. Malmö was also appointed the first Fairtrade City of Sweden. An ICLEI Member since 1996, Malmö is working actively for sustainability initiatives and is the first city in Sweden that has publicly announced the commitment to implement the UN SDGs.
Malmö is also an active member of the UBC network, represented a.o. in the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission's Advisory Board.