A3 Designing sustainability partnerships

Global survey results and the experiences of Barcelona, Gwangju, and Montréal
20 Jun 2018
11:00 – 12:30

A3 Designing sustainability partnerships

The session shares with ICLEI members the results of a survey that members around the world completed. The survey asked about your sustainable community plans, your engagement of partner organizations in implementing those plans, money your local authority provided and leveraged, and the sustainability progress that resulted. Results show us key features to include in the design of partnerships in order to ensure the most progress. The session also showcases three cities with large cross-sector sustainability partnerships (100+ partners) – Montreal (Canada), Barcelona (Spain) and Gwangju (Republic of Korea). Each of these cities will tell us about their partnership and their achievements. We will also learn about why their partners join and stay involved. This 1.5 hour session will start with presentations, include time for questions, and then transition into roundtable discussions so that participants can have smaller conversations with panelists, share their own experiences and/or learn from their peers. This session is ideal for anyone considering how best to engage partners in helping implement a community-wide sustainability or climate action plan.

This session is organized in partnership with the University of Waterloo.

Opening remarks
Megan Meaney
Executive Director, ICLEI Canada, Toronto, Canada

Overview of the project and international survey findings
Amelia Clarke
Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Environment University of Waterloo, Canada

Barcelona’s sustainability partnership
Marta Cuixart
Strategy and Culture of Sustainability, City of Barcelona, Spain

Gwangju’s sustainability partnership
Denise Yoon
Director General, Korea Institute Center for Sustainable Development, Korea

Montreal’s sustainability partnership
Danielle Lussier
Director of the Sustainable Development Office, City of Montreal, Canada

Partner survey results in Barcelona, Gwangju and Montreal
Eduardo Ordonez-Ponce
Researcher, University of Waterloo, Canada