The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.
Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible.
Daring Cities showcases and catalyses exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.
The 3-week virtual event offers attendees flexibility of virtual formats to accommodate diverse topics, time zones, internet bandwidth, and languages and will set the course to COP26.
8 October, Prioritizing Equity in Local Climate Action
The economic impacts of Covid-19 have only seen social inequalities grow as they have hit hard already vulnerable groups. This session will showcase how cities have been integrating equity frameworks into their climate planning and ensure that no one is left behind on the path to more climate-friendly urban environments
15 October Innovate4Citiets: Knowledge Needs for City Climate Ambition
This Session will address knowledge gaps to implement city climate action plans, forms of innovation by cities to address climate change. Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners will engage in a generative space of discovery and deliberation on knowledge and innovation needs, opportunities and priorities for the region.
13 October Housing, Sustainable Building Materials and Public Spaces in the Context of COVID-19 and Green Recovery
Rapid urbanization has been putting huge pressures on cities and the housing sector for decades. Covid-19 has made people living in informal areas more vulnerable. Both problems increase the insufficiency of open public space. The key question for this event to be discussed is how we can meet the immense future housing demand while making use of sustainable construction and providing quality open space, following a “Green Recovery” trajectory.
And so much more interesting topics and sessions on offer!
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