This Research Symposium, the 6th in ICLEI’s 32-year history will bring together leading urban sustainability researchers, innovators, and city leaders from across the globe. Due to the significance of research-informed discussion and policymaking, reiterated on recent global stages such as the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), it will be our most ambitious ICLEI research symposium to date.
It will be also the stage to launch the updated Global Research and Action Agenda, the primary outcome of the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference (the conference which was hosted by Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and UN-Habitat, co-sponsored by IPCC, with ICLEI as one of the core partners, was held in October 2021 with nearly seven thousand participants attending from across the globe and built upon the Global Research and Action Agenda as the primary outcome of the Cities and Science Conference held in 2018). The City Research Agenda is the other key agenda (developed by the GCoM’s Research & Innovation Technical Working Group) that will be launched on this day.
This event, designed and delivered under ICLEI’s Global Research Strategy, is co-organized by the City of Malmö, the World Maritime University (WMU) - Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI), and ICLEI.