The ICLEI commitment: Building sustainable cities, towns, regions and an urban world for all
The ICLEI Malmö Commitment and Strategic Vision is our pledge to make sustainable development the only model for development in the urban 21st century. Our joint programs, projects, initiatives, research, capacity building and advocacy in ICLEI drive worldwide action towards sustainability.
At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in Montréal, local and regional leaders across the ICLEI network released the ICLEI Montréal Commitment and Strategic Vision. Three years later, at the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022, hosted by Malmö, Sweden, the network refined and recommitted to this vision, The ICLEI Malmö Commitment And Strategic Vision 2021 – 2027.
As a compass to shape and manage our actions in a rapidly changing world and to transform our cities, towns and regions, we will drive action through five critical, strategic and interlinked pathways that are the basis of sustainable urban development: low emission development, nature-based development, circular development, resilient development and equitable and people-centered development.
In response to the global climate emergency, ICLEI launched a Climate Neutrality Framework, calling for the necessary level of ambition and daring leadership in all cities, towns and regions around the globe, whether urban or rural. As a part of the Green Climate Cities Program, this neutrality framework calls on all local and regional governments to accelerate climate action now.
Defining Climate Neutrality