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:
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.