At a time when populations are increasingly concentrated in urban agglomerations, cities are meeting in Montreal to talk about sustainability.
Every three years, ICLEI holds its 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.
At the ICLEI World Congress, hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together to steer the global sustainable development agenda by strengthening action taken in urban areas worldwide.
At the four-day ICLEI World Congress 2018, more than 50 sessions and workshops will be offered, allowing participants to learn more about how urban sustainability is an integral component of the global sustainable development agenda. They will look at how to strengthen collective action on sustainability, in a way that has local, national and global impacts.
The event will also offer a range of networking opportunities. Participants will share their experiences, stories and good practices on urban sustainability. Together, participants will shape solutions and forge new partnerships that advance sustainable urban development.
The event offers a multitude of diverse opportunities for attendees to grow their networks and exchange ideas, whether through city-to city meetings, bilateral dialogues and webinars or via videos and posters exhibited throughout the venue.
> Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Environmental activist, speaker, television host and author
> Ross Douglas, CEO and Founder, Autonomy
> Mark Swiling, Co-Director, Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition
> Limin Hee , Director, Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities
> Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
> Ligia Noronha, Director, UN Environment’s Economy Division
> Laure Waridel, PhD, co-founder of Équiterre, special advisor at Trudel, Johnston, Lespérance (TJL)