Plenary 7: Closing Plenary: Charting a Course for a Sustainable Future

Languages: EN, KO, CH, ES, JA

Summary and legacies of the ICLEI World Congress 2015

Highlights of the Congress, outcomes and new initiatives will be presented at round tables with involved ICLEI Members on stage, introduction and moderation

  • Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General
  • Monika Zimmermann, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General
  • Emani Kumar, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General

Part A: The ICLEI World Congress 2015 discussions in brief

including:
Results of Urban Nature, “Biodiversity reporting”, Troy Pickard, Mayor, City of Joondalup, Australia Results of Researchers’ Symposium

Part B:The ICLEI World Congress 2015 Special Legacies

  • Announcement of the new Global Sustainable Public Procurement Network (SPPNetwork) Launch
    The Global Lead Cities Network is an initiative launched by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in partnership with ICLEI. The aim is to create a worldwide network of leading cities that meet, share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovation procurement to drive a transition to sustainable production and consumption.
    • Why the network is relevant and what it shall achieve
      Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki, Finland
  • 100% Renewable Energy ICLEI community
    ICLEI Members are invited to joining this community which have outstanding ambition and commitments towards low carbon development and a policy or action planning towards a high rate of renewable energy to systematically replace their dependency on fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Learning cities can join as well.
    • Why the network is relevant: Andrea Reimer, Councilor, City of Vancouver; Director, Metro Vancouver, Canada
  • CityFood, the ICLEI community on urban agriculture and resilient city food systems
    The Urban Agriculture & Food Resilience Network is the community of ICLEI Members with ambition and commitments to establish policies, programs, plans and projects on resilient urban food systems, including appropriate approaches to urban agriculture.
    • Why the network is relevant: Catarina Freitas, Head of Environment Department, City of Almada, Portugal
  • Towards accelerated and transformative local climate action towards and beyond the UN Climate Conference in Paris, 2015
    • The Local Government Climate Roadmap, our Pavilion at COP 21 and Transformative Actions Program (TAP)
      George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, United Kingdom; European Green Capital 2015

Joint activities

  • WWF and ICLEI initiatives
    Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF

Launch of the ICLEI Strategic Plan 2015 – 2021

  • ICLEI President 2015-2018
  • All ICLEI Global Executive Committee Members and ICLEI Council Members
  • Photo opportunity

Closing Remarks

  • Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
  • Won Soon Park, Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government,Republic of Korea

19:30 – 20:00 Reception

20:00 – 22:00 ICLEI World Congress 2015 Farewell Dinner

Download information on the ICLEI Strategic Plan 2015-2021 (English)

Location: DDP, Arthall 1 Date: 11 April 2015 Time: 18:00 - 19:30 Andrea Reimer Andrea Reimer Gino Van Begin Gino Van Begin Mayor Park Wonsoon Park George Ferguson George Ferguson