Cornerstone II: Exchange

The “Exchange” cornerstone of Daring Cities 2024 fosters dialogue and knowledge sharing among local and regional governments, technical experts, and policymakers, emphasizing multilevel collaboration and effective climate action. The event spans several months with in-person (Bonn Dialogues) and online (Virtual Forum) components, featuring high-level participants discussing diverse climate-related topics.

Daring Cities Bonn Dialogues (in-person)

From 3 to 5 June, Daring Cities 2024 Bonn Dialogues was held in conjunction with the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference. This in-person event gathered key urban climate actors for discussions on implementing COP28 UAE outcomes and linking climate action to sustainable urbanization. Highlights included the CHAMP endorsing governments’ roundtable and the first joint public dialogue of COP28 and COP29 High-Level Champions with mayors and subnational leaders.

The live stream from Bonn Dialogues: Insights for multilevel action which took place on 4 June can be found here.

Daring Cities Virtual Forum (online)

August – October 2024

The Daring Cities’ offer for local and regional government policy advisors, planning officials, national government policy advisors, and other technical experts throughout August to October 2024 consists of a series of virtual offerings and training workshops, emphasizing the theme of addressing the climate emergency through integrated and holistic solutions. The Virtual Forum is dedicated to exploring interconnected factors such as food and nature, within urban policies to ensure comprehensive outcomes for society and the planet. In addition, we will spotlight Town Hall COPs as an innovative mechanism linking climate emergency action to national and global efforts. More information and registration are available at the link below.