On April 13, 2021, the ICLEI World Congress will host a session featuring innovative leaders from across the world on sustainability, equity, and issues citizens care about on a personal and global scale. If you’ve ever wondered what’s at the center of government-based sustainability decision-making on the path to people-centered development, this session is for you.

Here’s a preview of what to expect from cities leading in sustainability, including the progress already made in each city, a glimpse into what to expect next, and details on how these leaders fight to overcome significant challenges around the globe.

Glasgow, Scotland, UK
When you picture the year 2030, you can bet Glasgow will have achieved its ambitious goal to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city, aligned with Scotland’s net-zero emissions target goal for 2045. Recognized as one of the world’s top five cities committed to sustainable business tourism in 2019, Glasgow leaders are pushing the boundaries of what the world thought was possible, in spite of their traditionally industrial history. The ranking measures the Global Destination Sustainability Index and can be partially credited to one of the key features of their People Make Glasgow Greener Campaign, which recognizes and leverages some of the city’s most sustainable businesses to make further change around the city. Susan Aitken, a leader of Glasgow City Council, will address the topic of “Embedding climate justice and social equity at the heart of plans to tackle the climate emergency,” acknowledging the inherent relationship between equity and sustainability.

Read the full article about sustainable cities by Alexandra Frost at Sharable.