Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future – ICLEI World Congress 2015


Happening on 8-12 April 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, 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.


The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be the first in 20 years to take place in Asia following Saitama, Japan in 1995, which will enhance cooperation among its East Asian Members. 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.


The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will:

  • Forge greater connections, exchange, and engagement among Members and serve as the key mechanism to deliver membership benefits including networking, information and solutions exchange, and learning.
  • Provide the ideal gateway for cities to improve their sustainability performance and deliver a compelling message within the region.
  • Strengthen ICLEI’s 8 Agendas, successfully launched at ICLEI World Congress 2012 in Belo Horizonte, and allow cities to effectively explore potential solutions through the Agendas.
  • Contribute to the international debate and put forward local governments’ proposals on main themes in the global climate agenda. The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will reaffirm that local governments are the main actors to achieve global sustainability goals.
  • Feature special program elements alongside the plenary and parallel sessions such as Urban Nature Forum, Researchers’ Symposium and technical site visits around Seoul.


ICLEI World Congress 2015 will have five days of inspiring discussion on sustainable solutions for an urban future from an esteemed line-up of speakers from numerous organisations and cities. Top performing cities will showcase their most successful initiatives, innovative policies and exceptional results while testing out the wide range of ICLEI tools and services available to local governments. Participants will not only be able to learn hands-on experiences and practical solutions, but also explore Seoul’s world class initiatives on the ground through Mobile Workshops. 


Connect with leading cities, strengthen your decision making, gain international recognition and look ahead to COP21! 


View the brochure of ICLEI World Congress 2015 for a more elaborate description of the program, venue and other practical information. 



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