From 14 to 18 June 2009, 600 participants from 57 countries gathered in the City of Edmonton in Western Canada for the triennial World Congress of 'ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainabiltity', a global network of 1100 cities working on sustainable development. The program touched upon many areas of urban environmental sustainability, from Climate & Energy to Biodiversity and from Resilience & Adaptation to Water, in large plenaries and small working groups.
ICLEI World Congress & Annual Report is available for download here!
How can we translate the global challenges that were explained at ICLEI’s World Congress 2009 into parameters for local action by ICLEI members?
ICLEI Deputy Secretary General, Gino Van Begin offers you a synthesis of the results from Edmonton formulated into 5 strategic directions for future work: more
Local leaders share consensus on radical and rapid action needed on sustainability
Throughout the Congress a strong sense of unity and agreement was shared amongst ICLEI Members. Members recognized the need for faster and more radical action to advance local sustainability. Due to this, there was wide consensus in ICLEI council sessions to adopt proposals ranging from supporting young municipal leaders to advancing ICLEI’s work in urban biodiversity. Read more
Below is a photo gallery with all pictures collected so far by the official photographers and our resident artist (Click on a picture to see its caption). More photo galleries for specific days and events