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A new virtual experience for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency in the time of Covid-19

ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daring Cities 2020 ran from 7-28 October 2020, and offered an online array of high level and visionary speaking sessions, a series of informative workshops, resources like an email bootcamp and podcast series, and personal networking opportunities. Over a three-week period, attendees had access to a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages. The event helped to set the course to COP26, Daring Cities 2021 and beyond.

Read the Daring Cities 2020 Report here.

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The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency

Daring Cities invites urban leaders from around the world who are pushing boundaries in their own contexts to come together online for a three-week period of idea exchange on how to take on resilience and mitigation in the time of urgent climate and health crisis. Urban leaders from around the world are invited to be a part of this productive and action-oriented virtual event.

The Federal City of Bonn

Daring Cities 2020 was co-designed by the Federal City of Bonn. An ICLEI Member since 2000, Bonn has been the seat of the ICLEI World Secretariat. Bonn is constantly working on improving its sustainable performance by adopting local action programs, successfully establishing forms of cooperation with cities all over the world and by launching activities in the field of education for sustainable development.