ICLEI Webinars

ICLEI offers webinars and online training sessions that are free of charge and are open to all. To view past webinars, please visit the ICLEI YouTube channel, where many webinar recordings are uploaded. 

Upcoming Webinars

Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development

The Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development has been developed by the Gold Standard Foundation, a standard and certification body that works to ensure every dollar of climate and development funding goes as far as it can.

The Gold Standard brand has always stood for delivering sustainable development impacts alongside climate mitigation. Now with an ambitious 2030 Agenda, the Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development  has been engineered to ensure that climate action also contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals in a meaningful and measurable way.

This webinar aims at apprising potential users and other stakeholders on requirements and procedures of the Standard. During this webinar, participants will go through the key requirements and tools in detail and will be offered the opportunity to ask questions to Gold Standard experts.

When: 14 December 2016 at 2PM CET

16 December 2016 at 3PM CET

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COP22 Outcomes for Local and Regional Governments webinar

COP22, the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, was the first international climate summit following the adoption and ratification of the Paris Agreement. In Marrakech, nations and other climate stakeholders began building the architecture needed to implement the Paris Agreement.

So what is next for local and regional governments in the new climate agenda?

Join ICLEI for this webinar to find out.

When: 15 December 2016

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Global District Energy in Cities Initiative (DES Initiative) Webinar Series

The Global District Energy in Cities Initiative, coordinated by UNEP, is supporting national and local governments in their efforts to develop, retrofit or scale up modern district energy systems, through a multi-stakeholder partnership and with backing from international partners and the private sector.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, as key focal point for local governments and co-coordinator of capacity building under the Initiative, warmly invites you to actively participate in this webinar series, brought to you in cooperation with several partners and champion and pilot cities in the Initiative.

This webinar series will showcase global good practice examples, covering district heating and district cooling:

December 13, 16:30-18:00 CET
Integrating DES into energy and urban planning
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Agenda: Energy master planning process and tools. Policy and regulatory instruments to promote high load density and load certainty. Examples at city district and city block are provided.

February, time and date to be announced
Making the business case for district energy
Agenda: Factors to consider and level of depth needed. Checklist for improving the business case. Process overview and next steps. District heating and district cooling examples are provided and their interconnection explored.

April, time and date to be announced
District energy: business models and financial structuring
Agenda: Business models, financial structuring and business development. Examples from wholly public to public-private partnerships are explored.

Target audience: Local governments and energy utilities

If your Council is interested in joining the initiative to benefit from additional capacity building, peer-learning, visibility and networking opportunities, contact us:

Focal point and coordination: Ana Marques, Senior Officer Low-carbon Cities

Strategic project management and relations: Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center


URBIS Dialogue 12: Connecting cities and their natural area regional networks of green spaces

Webinar held on May 12th 2016 at the ICLEI World Secretariat

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URBIS Dialogue 11: The importance of scale in understanding urban patterns and applying nature based

Webinar held on 14 April 2016 at the ICLEI World Secretariat

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Session 2: Solutions Gateway and Pool of Experts Webinar

Webinar held on 22nd of March at the ICLEI World Secretariat

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Session 1: Solutions Gateway and Pool of Experts Webinar

Webinar held on 22nd of March at the ICLEI World Secretariat

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