Program highlights

Pre-events

Urban Nature Forum

Nature-based development is vital in an urbanizing world. Nature provides essential services and new economic opportunities, and it protects and enhances the ecosystems that make this possible.

The ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center makes sure that natural capital and ecosystem services are a core part of how we conceptualize and develop our cities. At the World Congress, the CBC, scientists, urban planners, policymakers, conservationists and other key stakeholders will explore nature as a key tool for more sustainable urbanization.

When? Tuesday, 19 June 2018 from 9am to 12am. Time slot to be confirmed.

Photo credit: © Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Description: Urban Agriculture Lab at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal

Researchers’ Symposium

The Researchers’ Symposium gathers leading research-practitioners and policymakers to explore opportunities and challenges when it comes to collaboration to shape policies that support sustainable urban development.

The Researchers’ Symposium represents an ideal opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the IPCC Cities Conference as well as ways for researchers to identify issues for practitioners and policymakers that can help to set the urban research agenda.

When? Tuesday, 19 June 2018 from 9am to 12am. Time slot to be confirmed.

 

 

Sustainable Procurement Knowledge Exchange Forum 

The Sustainable Procurement Knowledge Exchange Forum will draw on ICLEI‘s long-standing work on procurement and expertise from the Québec region to provide insights on best practices for sustainable procurement. The objective is to demonstrate the value of responsible purchasing for municipal organizations and their partners in their territories. 
 
When? Tuesday, 19 June 2018 from 9am to 12am. Time slot to be confirmed.