City of Bonn

Daring Cities is co-designed by the Federal City of Bonn. ICLEI Member since 2000, the Federal City of Bonn is the seat of the ICLEI World Secretariat, and Lord Mayor Katja Dörner currently serves on the ICLEI Global Executive Committee as Co-Chair of the Climate and Low Emissions Portfolio. The City 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 that advance sustainable development.

The Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) kicked off four years ago, at the first Daring Cities. MCR2030 is a global partnership of actors with expertise in urban resilience, DRR, climate change and the SDGs, providing a resilience roadmap for cities with defined commitments over time on how to improve local resilience. By 2030, MCR2030 aims to have an increasing number of cities committed to reducing local disaster/climate risk and building resilience.

Today, 23 cities have been recognized as global Resilience Hubs, and many more are part of the MCR2030 campaign. At Daring Cities, cities at every level met at a special roundtable to explore how they could rally other cities around the world through new partnerships and mechanisms and through developing a campaign to capacitate Resilience Hubs. In 2023 Bonn was recognized as a Global Resilience Hub as well.