ICLEI in China


ICLEI has developed a growing presence in China through organizing international events in China, collaborating with Chinese partners and contributing to key urban sustainability forums.

International events in China

ICLEI organized two international events: Energy-safe Cities East Asia Expert Symposium and EcoProcura© China 2014, in October 2014 in Beijing.

  • Energy-safe Cities East Asia Expert Symposium: The inaugural symposium kick off ICLEI’s regional program on energy-safe cities in East Asia. Convening 11 local governments from China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia, the symposium served as a platform for international experts and local governments to explore how cities can turn their urban energy systems to 100% renewable by 2030. MORE>>

  • EcoProcura© China 2014: Held under the subtitle “International Symposium on Municipal Green Procurement”, the EcoProcura© China symposium provided a platform for fruitful exchange of experiences and practices in green public procurement (GPP) between national and local governments, as well as international experts from China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Switzerland. MORE>> 

Collaborations with Chinese partners

In the past few years, ICLEI has been engaging with Chinese research institutes, sustainability forums and eco-city projects to provide input of expertise and knowledge, as well as learning about the trends and experiences of Chinese cities in urban sustainability. Some of our key partners and organizations that we have worked closely with include:

  • Chinese Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD)
  • China Environmental United Certification Center Co. Ltd (CEC),
  • Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS)
  • Climate Group Greater China
  • College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University
  • Eco-Forum Global
  • Global Forum on Human Settlements
  • International Green Campus Alliance
  • Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies (IUES) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
  • Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city (SSTEC)
  • World Resources Institute Beijing office
  • WWF China


Contributions to key urban sustainability forums

To open up new opportunities to deepen our work with Chinese cities, ICLEI has made contributions to a number of important forums:

  • 21st Century Forum on Forestry and Environmental Protection sponsored by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Beijing, 2001
  • UN-HABITAT – ICLEI Nanning International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, Nanning, 2005
  • UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum, Nanjing, 2008
  • World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Tianjin 2008 and 2010
  • Eco-Forum Global 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Guiyang, Guizhou Province
  • 2nd to 5th China (Tianjin Binhai) International Eco-City Forum & Expo 2011 to 2014
  • Conference on Urban Development and Planning organized by the Chinese Society for Urban studies (CSUS), Zhuhai, 2013 and Tianjin, 2014



How can Chinese cities engage with us?

Find out more about engagement opportunities with ICLEI or ask our China Relations Officer Nancy Ning.

E: iclei-china@remove-this.iclei.org
T: +82 (0)70 8857 0002

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