Mayor of Malmö to speak on ICLEI World Congress

On April 13, ICLEI World Congress will host a session featuring innovative leaders from across the world on sustainability, equity, and issues citizens care about on a personal and global scale.

ICLEI is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, they influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. ICLEI members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

One of the speakers on the ICLEI World Congress is going to be Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, mayor of City of Malmö. Considered a hub of global sustainability initiatives, this city runs all municipal buildings on 100 percent renewable energy, a goal they’ve also scheduled to attain for the entire city by 2030. With a combination of wind energy, waste incineration, and industrial leftover heat, they are well on their way. You can expect to see biking as one of the main forms of getting around town, as 25% of all outings happen on bikes, reducing the carbon footprint immensely, and launching Malmö to one of the top ten best cycling cities in the world. The city operates on seven sustainability goals, making it a top destination for other leaders worldwide to come to for sustainability and equity learning. These include: No poverty, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, and peace, justice, and strong public institutions. Much of the policies they started implementing early, in the late 90s, are now integrated into Sweden’s national policy. ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of the city, will be discussing, “Creating a sustainable city of all: The importance of embedding people and equity at the heart of sustainable development., reports shareable.net.

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