What are the ecocity world summits?
First held in 1990, the Ecocity World Summit is the pioneer and longest-running global conference on ecology and cities. Every two years it brings together urban stakeholders from across the globe to focus on key actions cities and citizens can take to rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems.
The Ecocity World Summit aims to unite people through a new way of living on the planet that provides the best possible cities while enhancing, not destroying, the biosphere.
Past summits have featured a wide range of leaders and innovators, including Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States, environmentalists David Brower and Paul Hawken, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Martina Otto, United Nations’ Head for Climate and Clean Air Coalition, former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, and Denis Hayes, Director of the original National Earth Day.
Since 1990, the summit has been organised in five continents:
San Francisco, USA
Abu Dahbi, UAE
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
In 2023, the Ecocity World Summit arrives to London. Across three days, representatives from across the community are coming together to formulate and implement plans for the future of our cities. This summit will focus on positive change and progress for cities and those who inhabit them.
Provide a forum to challenge existing urban systems, policies, and priorities.
Gather and grow a network of urban stakeholders supporting sustainable futures
Inspire and support professionals and citizens to take action to meet key targets
Disseminate learnings and intelligence between cities and city markers
Leave a legacy in London through a series of partner pilots and learning programme