Upcoming Events

7th International Conference on Low Carbon Asia & Beyond (ICLCA’21)

The 7th International Conference on Low Carbon Asia and Beyond (ICLCA’21) serves as a high‐impact platform, bringing together researchers and multi‐stakeholders from academia, government and private sectors, to share the knowledge and experiences for the transformation towards low-carbon development in Asia and beyond.

ICLCA’21 addresses the various challenges outlined under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).…

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4th Global WOPs Congress

Water and sanitation service providers, connected through GWOPA, are sharing, and helping one another improve services every day through not-for-profit partnership. This year, GWOPA will hold its 4th Global WOPs Congress from 18 to 29 October in a global gathering of hundreds of public utilities and their partners such as financing institutions, NGOs, regulators, government, academia, and others.

The Congress will…

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World Resources Report Synthesis Launch: Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities

Join us for the launch of the capstone report in our flagship World Resources Report series, Towards a More Equal City.

Synthesizing six years of research from 160 authors and reviewers, Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities presents a new vision for urban planning and development that can lead to better quality of life for under-served…


Annual GPM Summit 2021

This year’s theme is “Reset: Cities Leading in a New Era. The future is now, global challenges must be addressed such as the burden of recovery, transition, and renewal led by city mayors as the driver​s of change. The Summit will highlight the role of cities as a prerequisite to success in addressing global issues, new forms of city leadership, and multilateral governance. The debates will focus on vaccinations for everyone, climate related…

The Asia Pacific City Summit

The Potential of Cities in the Face of Crises The 13th City Summit will focus on areas with high urban needs, such as urban issues manifested by the coronal disaster and the role of cities in achieving the SDGs. In particular, at the theo-specific subcommittee, stakeholders from various positions, such as city leaders, international organizations such as the World Bank, and private companies with excellent technology, will…

- Conference Hybrid Event Climate Change

Built Environment Summit

In partnership with Architects Declare, RIBA presents the Built Environment Summit 2021.

The Built Environment Summit is a global conference taking place on 28-29 October 2021. The summit is a call to action, bringing together professionals from across the international built environment sector to address the urgent need to reduce carbon…


G20 Leaders’ Summit 2021

Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world's major economies.

In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.

The Presidency's agenda rests upon…

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Bridge for Cities

Theme: Driving Innovation for Urban Resilience and Recovery from COVID-19

As the socio-economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated existing challenges in many cities, local governments have been called upon to act as ­first line responders and to lead the process of building back better, on a path towards resilient, inclusive, and green economic recovery for the advancement of the…

World Cities Day 2021

The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, while each year a different sub-theme and a location for its global observance is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.

The theme for World Cities Day this year is Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. Cities worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related disasters, such…


UNFCCC Conference of Parties (CoP 26)

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

Website: https://ukcop26.org/


WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change with a special focus on Climate Justice, will convene at the margin of the COP26 UN climate change conference.  The aim of the conference is to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement which are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health. It will also mobilize the rapidly…

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Future Energy Series: Africa

Future Energy Series: Africa (FESA) is the deal-making and project origination platform of choice for the continent’s most influential low-carbon energy stakeholders. FESA takes an Africa-centric approach to the energy transition, which prioritises sustainable development, and solving the continental power deficit. Throughout, attendees will take advantage of carefully curated 1-2-1 meetings between stakeholders, investors and technology…


World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Past Events

World Food Day

Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

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Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference

The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide. It will follow up on the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference, held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and is expected to…


International Day for Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

In 2015 at the Third UN…


Innovate4Cities Conference

UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) welcome you to the groundbreaking Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference, a virtual multi-day global/regional event bringing together science and innovation, policy and practice to enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.

Innovate4Cities is GCoM’s city-focused research and innovation initiative that aims to answer the most pressing questions…


UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as- usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post 2020 framework process. The framework  sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a…

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ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Forum

Venue: Virtual -> REGISTER HERE!!

Event Description:

For the first time, ASEAN is convening a multi-stakeholder forum dedicated to promoting sustainable urbanisation in the region.

The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Forum (ASUF) will serve as a platform to promote connectivity, knowledge sharing, and…

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World Energy week live 2021

Theme: Energy for better lives

World Energy Week is the World Energy Council’s largest annual gathering dedicated to global energy issues. It is a powerful platform that connects regional realities and priorities with the global energy agenda. World Energy Week brings together the entire energy+ community to address whole energy systems challenges and opportunities, drive practical action and create…

- Conference Hybrid Event Mobility and Transport

Spain Urban Forum

The National Urban Forum of Spain, organized by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of the Government of Spain, is conceived as the most important open and permanent space in the country on Sustainable Urban Development. After the creation of the Spanish Urban Agenda in 2019, the Forum promotes exchange and participation for a strategic, sustainable and integrated urban development in Spain.

The Forum constitutes the…

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World Habitat Day 2021

The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.  Cities are responsible for some 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of urban greenhouse gas emissions. The future of our planet depends on national, regional and local governments and organizations, communities, academic institutions, the private sector and…

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UCLG World Forum of Intermediary Cities

Theme: Life Systems for a Resilient Future

The UCLG Forum on Intermediary Cities is a consultation and policy development process that culminates in an event every two years. The Forum, conceived as a political process, is led by the City of Chefchaouen with the support of a core group of pilot intermediary cities.

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3rd Urban Economy Forum 2021

The 3rd Urban Economy Forum, UEF 2021, will have a systematic focus on how to deliver adequate and affordable housing and healthy environments as vehicles for urban economic recovery to achieve the SDGs and make cities sustainable. UEF 2021 will hence focus on housing as one of the key elements for urban equality, and as a practical arena for shifting societal behaviour in a world affected by climate change and pandemics. It is also worth…

- Partner Event Virtual Event Climate Change

Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum

The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency

Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.

Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the…

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Building on the theme of the UNCTAD14 conference, which emphasized the need to move from decision to action, UNCTAD's 15th quadrennial conference, UNCTAD15, seeks a concrete decade of action in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is focused on reducing inequality and vulnerability by ensuring trade works for all and that development remains high on the global agenda. The theme, “From inequality and vulnerability to…

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The second Marmara Urban Forum - MARUF21

Theme: “Re-Think, Co-Act”

The second Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), organized by Marmara Municipalities Union, will be held online on 1-3 October 2021 on the theme of “Cities Developing Solutions: Re-Think, Co-Act” by recognizing the necessity of reconsidering established urban policies and planning processes in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Issues such as climate…