It’s about water! Local water action for climate change adaptation in urban areas

    Climate change impacts cities in manifold ways and often affects water resources: floods and other natural hazards damage urban infrastructure, drinking water quality can deteriorate, and pressure on surrounding water-based ecosystems can increase. The Bonn Water Network (BWN) invites you to its session at the Daring Cities Conference focusing on how local water… Read More

Prioritizing climate emergency throughout the municipality

  All over the world, the number of climate emergencies is increasing. Urged by scientists and a growing sense of urgency in the public, over 2000 national, regional and local governments expressed their ambitions to take action publicly by declaring/acknowledging climate emergency, with many others following swiftly in upping their decarbonization targets or aiming for… Read More

Digitalization as a game changer in the climate emergency response

Digitalization and digital technology have the potential to transform the current landscape of emergency climate action and are key enablers for attaining sustainability goals. It is now possible to analyze data at unprecedentedly high-volume, high-variety, and high-speed formats to generate robust results to inform policy and decision-making processes at all levels. This is essential for… Read More

Climate crisis: Who must bear the burden?

This is the first panel of the @BonnGlobal series in the framework of #UNBonn25, jointly hosted by SÜDWIND Institute and Germanwatch Who should pay for climate protection and climate adjustment? What is the role of cities in tackling the climate emergency? How can they shape a climate-just future together and with other stakeholders? We provide… Read More

I’ve declared a climate emergency, now what do I do?

  A climate emergency declaration or declaring a climate emergency is an action taken by governments and scientists to acknowledge humanity is in a climate emergency. The first such declaration was made in December 2016. Since then over 1,900 local governments in 34 countries have made climate emergency declarations. This session brings  together practitioners in… Read More

Multi-stakeholder partnerships supporting ambitious climate action

  As part of Climate Emergency Leadership Day, organizations dedicated to tackling the climate emergency commit their support to our daring cities, announcing the dedicated actions and steps they are taking right now to help further enable and accelerate urgent and ambitious climate action in cities, towns, and regions around the world. Statements of commitment… Read More

Multilevel and collaborative climate emergency leadership (I)

As part of Climate Emergency Leadership Day, in this panel discussion, representatives of national governments who have declared a climate emergency or enhanced their national climate ambitions towards 2030 and 2050, through revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), discuss with local and regional government leaders what is needed at multiple levels to put words into action… Read More

Daring cities and regions leading by example (II)

  This session shares exemplary cases of regional leaders who have not only declared a climate emergency, but are also rapidly advancing on 2030 targets towards climate neutrality by 2050, with innovative practices on integrating nature-based solutions and building on their experiences dealing with the COVID-19 emergency. The need, importance, and benefits of building partnerships… Read More

Daring local leadership for ambitious climate action

As part of Climate Emergency Leadership Day, in this session, local and regional governments undertaking ambitious climate action to tackle the climate emergency showcase their actions in brief pre-recorded statements. Statements showcase action that is either about to take place or is already underway, but not yet completed. Action should be already sufficiently financed, and… Read More

Accelerating action and advocacy on climate emergency (II)

We conclude the week with 2030 Visions Day. The first goal of the day’s program aims to wrap up achievements of the week-long activities. It also maps the journey for Cornerstone 2: Disseminate throughout Urban October and Cornerstone 3: Advocate at the UN Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26), as well as towards the UN Decade… Read More