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27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long-term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The conference provides a great opportunity to become part of a transformational movement. Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of previous conferences in Aalborg (Denmark), 1994 and 2004; Lisbon (Portugal), 1996; Hannover (Germany), 2000; Seville (Spain), 2007; Dunkirk (France), 2010; Geneva (Switzerland), 2013; and most recently in the Basque Country (Spain), 2016.

For more information, visit www.esct2020.eu or contact us at: esct2020@iclei.org and follow us on Twitter: @sustain_cities #ESCT2020.