The Daring Cities 2023 Dialogues embodied the horizontal and vertical collaboration desperately needed at a greater scale worldwide to deliver just and equitable climate emergency response in our communities.
Representatives from local, regional and national governments, intergovernmental agencies, research institutions and broader civil society, actively exchanged on challenges and approaches to responding to the climate emergency in a just and equitable way. Cities leading in resilience work worldwide discussed how they can expand their work as role models and provide resources to other cities, towns and regions.
Urban and regional leaders met with national governments under the auspices of the UNFCCC for face-to-face dialogues to improve multilevel governance and collaboration within global climate action and processes, such as the Global Stocktake.
These dialogues kicked-off Daring Cities 2023. Solutions-oriented events during the Virtual Forum will contextualize what was discussed by providing real-life methods to further action on the ground.
More than 100 individuals representing local, regional and national governments from around the world, as well as intergovernmental agencies, research and broader civil society, actively exchanged and discussed the challenges for and successful approaches to just and equitable climate emergency response.
Through interactive multi-perspective dialogues and seven thematic roundtable discussions, attendees identified areas in which further work is needed, while also highlighting and sharing examples of success from their own work and communities. The resounding message from all attendees is that the just and equitable climate emergency response that we so desperately need will not be possible without ambitious, multilevel collaboration.
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. Daring Cities 2023 host Bonn was recognized as a Global Resilience Hub as well.