Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

14:00 – 15:00 CEST (12:00 – 13:00 UTC)

The Paris Climate Agreement, adopted in 2015, introduced a new era for global climate action pursuant to its 1.5°C and climate neutrality goals, as well as embracing multilevel and multi-stakeholder collaboration. The UN Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26), in November 2021, is expected to kick-off the second phase of the Paris Agreement, with the submission of new and enhanced NDCs. These new and enhanced NDCs should be informed and guided by the ambition and potential of all levels of governments.

The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency has called for COP26 and the second phase of the Paris Agreement to be the moment when multilevel and collaborative action becomes the new normal, enabling thousands of local and regional governments to fulfill their 2030 and 2050 commitments

The second High-Level Day of Daring Cities 2021 will address perspectives for climate emergency leadership from local and regional governments, national governments, as well as global partners and civil society. Cities, towns, and regions are critical battlegrounds in the fight against climate change. Local and regional governments are well positioned to tackle these threats, however, they cannot, nor should they be expected to, take on this daunting challenge alone.

Organizations dedicated to tackling the climate emergency will 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 will clearly and concisely present the tangible support being provided to ambitious local and regional governments.

Run of show

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Keynote: Supporting climate emergency leadership as a priority for development cooperation
  • Commitments of local climate action partners and enablers
  • Wrap-up and overview of following sessions


  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Dr. Jürgen Zattler, Director General, Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Joseph Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
  • Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead – Institutions, Governments and Cities, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
  • Dr. Frank Weiler, Team Lead, Urban and Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, KfW Development Bank 
  • Joseph Muturi, Chair, Slum Dwellers International Management Board
  • Nigel Jollands, Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
  • Mauricio Rodas, Co-Chair of Global Commission for BiodiverCities by 2030,  (World Economic Forum)