Daring Cities 2024: Upcoming events

Cornerstone I: Reflect

Building on COP28 UAE Consensus: What’s next for urban leaders driving climate emergency action (Webinar)

26 March 2024 at 16:00 CET

This webinar has updated the Daring Cities community, especially leaders, about the outcomes for local and regional governments of UNFCCC COP28, like the launch of the CHAMP Initiative, recognition of multilevel partnership in the negotiated outcomes, local and regional leaders in dialogue with high level national representatives, and subnationals prominently featured in the official proceedings of the event. Several Daring Cities leaders made valuable interventions while at COP28.

Hear interventions from the Mayor of Makati City and the Mayor of Boise on their experiences at COP28 and local actions taken in their communities!

Connecting the dots: Multilevel action from Daring Cities to COP29 and COP30 (Webinar)

30 April 2024 at 16:00 CEST

In this second webinar we will continue the conversation on how cities and regions can build on the COP28 outcomes, specifically focusing on the climate action developments at the national levels and what that means for subnational governments. These reflections will then take us forward to connections with the in-person Daring Cities Dialogues taking place in early June and onward to COP29 taking place in November. Participants will learn more about how the CHAMP Initiative is relevant to the climate emergency and how its implementation is critical as we move toward COP29 and even COP30.

Cornerstone II: Exchange

Bonn Dialogues (In person)

3-5 June 2024 

The Daring Cities 2024 Bonn Dialogues is an in person event where invited local and regional governments are discuss key challenges within their work towards successful multilevel dialogue and action. Key discussions will be livestreamed.

Daring Cities Virtual Forum 

August-October 2024 (Program coming soon)

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 ensures comprehensive outcomes for society and the planet.

Cornerstone III: Advocate

Advocating in the lead up to and at CBD COP16 and UNFCCC COP29

October – November 2024

Daring Cities community representatives will share the Daring Cities 2024 key messages with audiences at regional, national, and international events to ensure that the demands of Daring Cities are being heard by those governments and actors outside of the bubble of ambitious local climate action.

Key moments in Urban October and and November include, but are not limited to:

The UN Summit of the Future, New York City, 21-24 September 2024

CBD COP16 in Colombia, 21 October – 1 November 2024

12th World Urban Forum in Cairo, Egypt, 4-8 November 2024

UNFCCC COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan, 11-24 November 2024

UNCCD COP16 in Riyadh, S. Arabia, 2-12 December 2024