Governance is generally understood to involve sharing governing responsibility among the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Whereas a traditional government approach is top-down, hierarchical and operates in isolation from other stakeholders, governance cultivates horizontal, flexible relationships for policy-making.  A policy is a plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.  

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Topic Events

ICLEI World Congress 2021-22

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is now a year-long experience, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, Sweden. ICLEI’s triennial gathering offers multiple opportunities to connect throughout 2021 – 2022. On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. An all digital experience kicked off the event including high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI.
May 11 to 13 2022, 8:00am - 6:00pm

ICLEI World Congress 2021-22

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is now a year-long experience, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, Sweden. ICLEI’s triennial gathering offers multiple opportunities to connect throughout 2021 – 2022. On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. An all digital experience kicked off the event including high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI.
May 11 to 13 2022, 8:00am - 6:00pm

ICLEI World Congress 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021 will take place from 14-17 April 2021 in Malmö, Sweden. Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide.

Malmö, Sweden: Sustainability in action

Apr 14 to 17 2021, 8:00am - 10:00pm
CEDT

Topic Resources

Sustainability Science: Toward a Synthesis

This is the background document for the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine virtual workshop, Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Sustainability Science convened on November 30, December 1, and December 2, 2020.

Abstract