ICLEI World Congress 2018 - June 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018 will be hosted by the City of Montréal, Canada.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and subnational governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world to set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. It is the premier assembly for cities, towns and regions in the ICLEI Network that are driving forward stronger cumulative action by connecting with peers, fostering partnerships and exchanging information, experiences and best practices.

Mayor Coderre invites you to join us in Montréal!


The ICLEI World Congress Series

Previous ICLEI World Congress host cities:

  • Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015)
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2012)
  • Edmonton, Canada (2009)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (2006)
  • Athens, Greece (2003)
  • Dessau, Germany (2000)
  • Saitama, Japan (1995)
  • Toronto, Canada (1992)
  • Founding congress in New York City, U.S.A (1990)

How a city benefits from hosting the ICLEI World Congress

By hosting a World Congress, the ICLEI host city will:

  • Showcase their environmental and sustainable development activities internationally;
  • Generate local and international media attention for their initiatives;
  • Gain international exposure for their city among the local government community and international organizations;
  • Share experiences with peer cities from other countries;
  • Benefit from the tourism related revenue of hosting 600+ participants throughout the duration of the Congress;
  • Create, improve or strengthen the their city relationships with stakeholders by involving them in the local organizing committee;
  • Demonstrate leadership by supporting the local government movement world-wide;

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