Daring Cities 2020 Program

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@BonnGlobal: Networking in Disaster Management – Uniting Knowledge and Action in Bonn

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Virtual Event

The Bonn Network International Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction brings together a great diversity of actors in the field of international disaster prevention and risk management in Bonn and the Bonn region - from research and education to direct response, from UN to national to local. With three practical examples from capacity building to synergies through peer consulting and practitioners partnerships in disaster response, the network is demonstrating the potential of interdisciplinary, vertically integrated collaboration. The panel showcase different models of collaboration and partnerships evolved from or enhanced by the network.

The Role of Transport in Urban Resilience: Responding to COVID-19, Climate Emergency and Other Crises

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Virtual Event

As governments focus their attention on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries, it will be of utmost importance that other priorities such as climate change or road safety are not scaled back. The fear is that the threat of COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on public transport and prompt more people to choose individual car-based transport. But the world cannot accept further delays and cancellation of planned legislation and infrastructure implementations that impact on sustainable urban mobility. Post-COVID-19, cities will have to promote more sustainable pathways, in which economic development is decoupled from private motorization – in order to enhance the cities’ resilience of future crises. Previous crises have shaped how cities are planned and how people move in them. We have a window of opportunity to learn from the current pandemic and to build back better by making our mobility systems more resilient and responsive to crises.

Pathways to Zero: Climate Change and Redesigning Cities (Responding, Recovering and Redesigning in the Face of COVID-19)

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Virtual Event

Over 150 Local governments who have declared Zero Carbon in Japan, are now in the process of formulating a plan or in the process of implementing the action on the ground to achieve zero carbon by 2050. While some of these local governments are well prepared, many of them are still struggling with the process of formulating effective plan.
In this session, we will ask cities to share their plans and strategies to achieve zero carbon with special focus on their efforts toward redesigning current socioeconomic and socio-cultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.

Global Commission on Adaptation: Resilient Cities Action Track

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Virtual Event

Through its Resilient Cities Action Track, the Global Commission on Adaptation is working with partners to deliver this coordinated leadership as part of its Year of Action. This work is led by the World Resources Institute, the Global Center on Adaptation, the Resilient Cities Network, UN-Habitat and C40, in collaboration with the Netherlands’ Ministry of... Read More

Communication Skills to Battle the Climate Crisis: A TED Training

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Virtual Event

Strong communication skills have always been important - we all know this. But right now, as we race to solve the climate crisis, effective communication skills are more important than ever. There are ways to hone your communication skills in order to become a more persuasive and charismatic speaker and leader. Briar Goldberg, TED’s Director of Speaker Coaching and public speaking and strategic communications expert, will guide attendees in this interactive and reflective training.

From Nexus Thinking to Nexus Action in Food-Water-Energy-Waste Management

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Virtual Event

Research-policy-practice interfaces are critical in shaping environmental governance as they allow for exchanges, co-evolution and joint construction of knowledge and practices between various stakeholders. This session focuses on (1) effective research-policy-practice interface in nexus approaches toward promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation, (2) the linkage between city-led research and evidence-based decision making in the context of Food-Water-Energy-Waste nexus, and (3) the path from research-driven policy making to science-informed local action in cities as well as showcasing a success story in Global South.

Ambition through Participation: Citizens Driving Climate Neutrality

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Virtual Event

Civil society wants to be involved in the implementation of local climate goals – not only by demanding action from politics, but rather through joint action together with the municipality - because ambitious climate goals on a local level cannot be achieved by administration or politics alone. All citizens are needed to do so. To raise acceptance for climate policy, the participation of civil society is crucial. In this session we want to discuss how civil society itself drives the process of local climate policy, and how civil society and local administration co-operate in participation projects to achieve the best result for their city.

Towards Adopting a Renewed Decision on Local and Subnational Governments at the Biodiversity COP

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Virtual Event

This event will take the form of a high-level political session, convened by ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, and endorsed by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to discuss the critical role of local and subnational governments in the implementation of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), which will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the CBD in Kunming, China in 2021.
The event will challenge cities to be daring enough to not only making ambitious commitments to achieving the global climate agenda, but also to achieving the global biodiversity agenda.

With Blockchain Technology and Digital Innovation Towards Climate Neutral Cities and Citizens

Virtual Event

To achieve the goal of climate neutrality, many cities have declared climate neutrality goals, but too often such goals don’t translate into political support and action of all relevant stakeholders and impact on the necessary scale.
With this digital innovation workshop, speakers will showcase digital innovation tools in the fields of data collection, citizen science, resource mobilization (digital municipal bonds) and gamification.

Nature-Based Solutions in South America: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders

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Virtual Event

Although the concept of Nature-Based Solutions is not disseminated in South America compared to other contexts, there are already some successful experiences of NBS implemented locally as a way of improving biodiversity and addressing critical issues that affect urban system functionality, mainly including basic social problems such as poor sanitation and building urban resilience to threats such as floods and landslides. This event aims to connect and provide a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences for the stakeholders involved with NBS implementation, monitoring and dissemination in South America in order to foster this agenda in the region. It is also an opportunity to discuss and showcase how Nature Based Solutions can contribute locally to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Sustainable Urban Renewal through Nature-Based Solutions: Lessons Learned from Chinese and German Cities

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Virtual Event

Under the Sino-German Urban Partnership, this virtual exchange workshop aims to promote knowledge sharing, considerations on opportunities for further needed developments in policy and practice of Chinese and German cities and officials on sustainable urban renewal initiatives, particularly with respect to identifying and applying nature-based solutions in response to climate and ecological crises.