11/05/2022 - 13/05/2022
The ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit will feature the Research Symposium as the highlighted Research & Innovation component, as well as three days of rich and engaging sessions, each of them divided into the following overarching categories:
- Strategies towards a climate neutral future
- Strategies towards resilient and healthy communities in harmony with nature
- Strategies towards equitable and inclusive communities
In order for cities, towns and regions to achieve these objectives, key enablers for action need to be leveraged. The Malmö Summit will give special attention to two of those enablers: Sustainable finance and Innovation.
Additionally, the key themes of public procurement, circular development and sustainable mobility will be examined in a number of sessions.
The Research Symposium, which is a full-day hybrid event with a special focus on in-person engagement, will be a space to discuss how different stakeholders can collectively address the knowledge gaps and priority topics identified in the updated Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA) and City Research Agenda (CRA); what are potential roadmaps to address these gaps and priority topics; and how can academia and subnational governments work together in co-designing exemplary research and innovation projects.