ICLEI WORLD CONGRESS 2015
April 8-12 2015
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
Republic of Korea
The 2015 ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) World Congress will be held under the theme of ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future’ in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be the first in 20 years to take place in Asia following Saitama, Japan in 1995.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, was founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will gather the most innovative practices and pioneering solutions of ICLEI Members and partners to demonstrate that a transition to a globally sustainable future is possible.
Among the many goals of the 2015 Congress are:
- Connect with leading cities
- Strengthen your decision making
- Gain international recognition
- Look ahead to COP21
Special themes at the ICLEI World Congress 2015 include:
- Water and biodiversity
- A fundamental resource – water for life
- Blue-green infrastructure for city resilience
- Integrating biodiversity into municipal planning
The week-long triennial event will include: the ICLEI Council Meeting; plenaries on trends and targets, financing, accelerating local action and the SDGs; and sessions on ‘Urban China,’ water and innovative city leaders. Alongside the Congress, parallel events are planned, including an Urban Nature Forum, Researchers’ Symposium and technical site visits in the city of Seoul. An expected outcome of the Congress is the collation of local governments’ proposals into coherent themes and agendas so that they may contribute to the international debate. Each edition of the ICLEI World Congress sees representatives of local governments from all over the world equip themselves firsthand with the practical know-how of their top performing counterparts, all the while profiling their cities’ achievements in the spotlight.