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 working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
Circular Development is one of ICLEI´s five strategic pathways towards sustainable urban development. Through the Circular Development pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption, encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted.
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.