Holger Robrecht

Holger Robrecht

Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, European Secretariat


Mr Robrecht joined ICLEI in 1997. He is a Spatial Planner specialised in local environmental and sustainability management and planning and responsible for ICLEI Europe's strategies related to innovative, systemic solutions for sustainable cities and communities, climate-resilient and carbon-neutral urban and regional transformation (incl. nature-based solutions, blue, green and digitally supported), and engagement of local governments with European Programmes (such as the EU Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities or the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change) and UN Conventions, incl. the UNFCCC, UNCBD, UN Sendai Framework. In partnership with the European Environment Agency, in 2013, Mr Robrecht has founded the European Urban Resilience Forum as an annual exchange platform aiming at mainstreaming resilience in urban areas. He represents ICLEI as Co-chair of the UNDRR Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative in Europe and Central Asia. Mr Robrecht has been member of several international and EU Expert Groups and standardisation bodies. Since 2020, he chairs the European CEN Technical Committee TC 465 'Sustainable Cities and Communities'.

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Adaptation, Circular economy, Civil Society, Cooperation & partnerships, Digitalization, Disaster relief, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Finance, Innovation, Just transition, Loss and damage, Mitigation, Modelling, Nature / biodiversity, Peace / Climate Security, Private Sector, Urbanization

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