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July 2017

GI-REC at the EcoCity World Summit (Melbourne, Australia)

12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf VIC
Melbourne, 3006 Australia
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EcoCity Builders, a key GI-REC partner organization, is holding its bi-annual world summit from 12-14 July 2017. The initiative is launching a partnership between EcoCity Builders, the World Council for City Data, and UN Environment on piloting in the Brussels Region. More information on the event at: https://www.ecocity2017.com/

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November 2017


6 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

The 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) will take place in Bonn from 6 to 17 November 2017.

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December 2017

UN Environment Assembly

4 December 2017 - 6 December 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. The UN Environment Assembly has the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and the full involvement of UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. In bringing together these varied communities, the Assembly provides a groundbreaking platform for leadership on global environmental policy.   This year’s Assembly will be sustainable and…

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February 2018

World Urban Forum 2018 (WUF9)

7 February 2018 - 13 February 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50088 Malaysia
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The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum will be the first session to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted in Habitat III. In the New Urban Agenda, participating States request the report of the implementation of the Agenda to incorporate, to the extent possible, the inputs of multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia and to build on existing platforms such as the World Urban Forum. WUF9 will be an instrumental to substantively…

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March 2018

CitiesIPCC Conference 2018 (Cities and Climate Change Science Conference)

5 March 2018 - 7 March 2018
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave,
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N9 Canada
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The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. The conference seeks to forge stronger partnerships among these communities and catalyze new processes for joint…

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April 2018

Resilient Cities 2018

26 April 2018 - 28 April 2018
Bonn, Germany

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is hosted every year in Bonn. In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first forum on cities and adaptation to climate change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). More than 500 participants and beyond 30 partners each year helped make Resilient Cities a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation…

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June 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018

19 June 2018 - 22 June 2018
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl
Montréal, Canada
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The ICLEI World Congress is the premier global gathering of hundreds local and regional governments and their strategic partners steering the course of the global urban agenda.

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June 2020


3 June 2020 - 5 June 2020
Bonn, Germany

The Bonn Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency Daring Cities invites urban leaders from around the world who are pushing boundaries in their own contexts to come together in Bonn for three days of idea exchange on how to take on resilience and mitigation in the time of urgent climate crisis. Urban leaders from around the world are invited to be a part of this productive and action-oriented event.

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July 2020

UNEP, Ecocity Builders, One Planet Network logo

WEBINAR: There is no place like home – Cities making sustainable living a reality (Sustainable Living 1.5 Webinar Series)

7 July 2020 @ 09:00 - 10:15

UNEP and GI-REC partner Ecocity Builders are jointly organizing a webinar that will discuss the fascinating topic of envisioning the future of what sustainable cities and neighbourhoods ought to be like for vibrant local economies and strong local communities. The global sanitary crisis bringing about unprecedented changes have shoved us to consider more than ever cities and their neighbourhoods’ tremendous impacts, on not only climate change and resources consumption, but also on how a community is organised to live together…

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September 2020


30 September 2020 - 2 October 2020
Mannheim Germany + Google Map

  The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future. The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable. The…

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