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9.00-10.15 P6 - Innovation: The Productive City

Facilitator: Michael Schmitz, Executive Director, ICLEI USA, Oakland, USA


Local response(s)

10.30-12.30 E Sessions - Working together in common groups

E1 World Mayors Council General Assembly (more)

E2 Local solutions to regional challenges: Latin American cities special session with Gil Peñalosa (more)

E3 Ecocities (more)

E4 Fast growth - Green growth (more)

E5 City food systems (more)

E6  Knowledge Cities (more)

E7  Green Pilgrim Cities (more)

E8  Healthy and happy communities (more)

E9  Program design session: Productive city (more)

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Including a special Mayors’ lunch hosted by Mayor of Belo Horizonte.
During lunch meets the newly composed ICLEI Council for electing the new President and the new Vice-Presidents.

14.00-15.30 P7 - Local Leadership in Global Governance of Sustainable Development/Open Mayors strategy session hosted by the World Mayors Council

Facilitator: David Cadman, ICLEI President

ICLEI World Congress Message to Rio

  • David Cadman, ICLEI President
    Introduction of the Message

  • Marcio Araujo de Lacerda, Mayor, City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • Won Soon Park, Mayor, City of Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Comment from the World Mayors Council

Global success stories

  • Martha Delgado Peralta, Secretary of Environment, City of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
    The Mexico City Pact
  • M. T. Krishna Babu, Municipal Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad, India
    Nagoya Plan of Action of Local and Subnational Governments on Biodiversity
  • James Sikhosiphi Nxumalo, Mayor, Durban Metropolitan Council, Durban, South Africa
    The Durban Adaptation Charter

 Local ambitions

 Panel: What can we expect from Rio? With all previous presenters and ...

  • Evelyne Huytebroeck, Minister for Environment, Energy and Urban renewal, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor, City of Malmö Sweden & Chair of Environment Commission, EU Committee of theRegions, Europe

  • Ronan Dantec, Senator and Nantes Metropole Councilor, City of Nantes, France & UCLG Climate Spokesperson

16.00-17.30 P8 - Outlook Plenary, The Message to Rio

Please download session description here.

Facilitator: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany

World congress 2012: Congress achievements

  • Gino Van Begin, Deputy Secretary General/ Regional Director, ICLEI Europe, Freiburg, Germany
  • Future City Leaders Initiative
    Dominic Frongillo, Town Councilor, City of Caroline, New York, Caroline, United States

Will Cities help the planet? Congress impressions from our experts?

  • Sustainable World by 2050, the role of cities
    Martin Lees,
    Former Executive Secretary of the Club of Rome, Club of Rome, United Kingdom
  • Congress perspectives
    Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities, Toronto, Canada

Closing and farewell

  • Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany