Sustainable development: Malmo hosted the ICLEI Global World Congress


Mayor of Malmö Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh opened the ICLEI Global World Congress, an event during which mayors and other leaders and experts are given an opportunity to exchange ideas on the best practices in local sustainable development.

Mayor Stjernfeldt Jammeh stated on social media: ‘’The environment is an issue that must never rest. It is our duty towards our young people and all generations after us. That is why I am proud that this morning I was able to open the ICLEI Global World Congress.’’

‘’It’s really fantastic that we in Malmö get to host over 800 participants from all over the world. And that they see us as a global role model for what cities can do when it comes to innovative sustainable urban development,’’ mayor of Malmö further stated.

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022, which is hosted by the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, consisted of several events. Last year,  an online event took place in April, providing an opportunity for the participants to discuss how cities and regions throughout the world are continuing to drive local urban transformation toward a more sustainable future.

Later in 2021, more virtual events addressing different issues of sustainable urban development were held. Keeping the momentum from 2021, Sweden’s sustainability champion Malmö hosted the three-day in-person event this week.

Malmö and several other cities from around the world also signed The Malmö Commitment, an international agreement in which cities and regions pledged to accelerate sustainability efforts in their respective local jurisdictions.

‘’I am proud that we are doing this together and that the whole effort will bear our city’s name. It’s also great that the signing itself is taking place at the ICLEI Global Sustainability Congress, which is currently gathering over 800 participants from around the world,’’ mayor of Malmö Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh stated. (photo credit: ICLEI official website)