Chengdu is a strong advocate of its Park City initiative that mainstreams nature into the city’s urban planning processes. Under the Sino-German Urbanization Partnership, ICLEI works with Chengdu and Dortmund in German to foster exchange on how nature-based solutions play a role in urban regeneration. Chengdu also released its decarbonization strategy in 2020, which highlights low-carbon lifestyles and consumption at a citizen level as an important means to achieve the goal. The city focuses on incentives and a transparent approach, and is working with ICLEI on food circularity in a local ecotourism area.
About ICLEI Circulars
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.
Circular Development is one of the five strategic pathways of ICLEI providing guidance for sustainable urban development. ICLEI Circulars platform gathers the latest knowledge on circular economy interventions at local and regional government levels around the world, provides materials for awareness raising, offers capacity building and implementation support on circular development actions and policies, shares inspiring stories from the leading cities and facilitates peer-to-peer exchange.
ICLEI Circulars is managed by the Circular Development Team at the World Secretariat (Bonn) in close collaboration with the ICLEI Regional Offices around the world.