The ICLEI World Congress 2015 took place in Seoul South Korea from 8 – 12 April 2015.
During the ICLEI World Congress 2015, over 2,500 participants from 249 local governments worldwide gathered in Seoul to deliver “Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future”. The newly built DDP: Dongdaemun Design Plaza, located in the center of downtown Seoul, hosted the 5 day event.
ICLEI World Congress 2015 featured 15 plenaries, 29 sessions and 20 side events, including a two-day Urban Nature conference, a Researchers’ Symposium, and the URBIO conference.
During the ICLEI World Congress 2015, the new ICLEI President, Mayor Park Won Soon, the Mayor of Seoul and host of the Congress, was officially elected and inaugurated, as well as First Vice President Mayor James Nxumalo (Durban, South Africa), and Vice Presidents Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera (Mexico City, Mexico) and Mayor Pekka Sauri (Helsinki, Finland).
During the Congress, numerous results and milestones occurred including:
We would like to thank all participants for attending. We would also like to give a special thank you to Mayor Park and Seoul Metropolitan Government for hosting such a spectacular event.
ICLEI World Congress
Every three years, ICLEI members and partners gather at an ICLEI World Congress to showcase their actions over the period and discuss strategies for the following years. Each edition of the ICLEI World Congress saw 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.