Daring Cities 2020 Program

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@BonnGlobal: Indigenous Peoples For Sustainable Forestry

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Virtual Event

We all know that in today’s modern society, forests are being degraded or destroyed at alarming rates. Scientists, politicians, activists, businesses and many other players gather together to tackle the issue of sustainable management of the world’s forests. It’s now time to listen formally and seriously to Indigenous Peoples, who are the people that understand the on the ground implications of forest use best because they’ve been doing it mostly successfully for centuries.

Climate Knowledge Brokering – Voices from the Frontline

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Virtual Event

Various grassroots organizations across the globe have taken up a proactive role and adopted innovative ways to respond to Covid-19. Many have developed their own localized coping mechanisms, like sharing resources among communities lacking basic services, setting up hotlines for domestic abuse, and diversifying livelihoods. Even with limitations in their mobility and activities, the civil society groups have extended themselves to meet the needs of local communities during the crisis using their critical networks, experience and knowledge in building resilience. As we begin to move towards post-Covid society, our focus should be to ‘build back better’ with collective efforts from all sectors of society including decision-makers, policy-makers, practitioners, community-based and grassroots organizations, and citizens.

Nature-Based Solutions For Cities – What Are They And How Can Their Uptake Be Increased?

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Virtual Event

Many cities are looking for solutions to protect themselves from the impacts of disasters and climate change. Despite growing scientific evidence on their potential, the adoption of these nature-based solutions is still not widespread. This is particularly the case in cities. The session will explore barriers but also promising ways forward, including best practices from frontrunner cities in different ecosystems, research findings and capacity building activities. The session will also explore how the perception and use of urban green areas changed in the context of COVID-19 and what opportunities this change might present for the acceleration of nature-based solution uptake.

Road To Glasgow Part 1: Multilevel and Collaborative Climate Action

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Virtual Event

Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency represents local and regional governments at the negotiations and processes related to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Paris Agreement. The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) is planned to be held in November 2021 in Glasgow, UK. It is expected that by COP26, national governments will present their second national plans (i.e. Nationally Determined Contributions –NDCs) towards 2025, with effective inputs of their local and regional governments , pursuant to the recognition of importance of engagement of all levels of governments on the Paris Agreement.

Social Equity as an Essential Component of Urban Resilience

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Virtual Event

The need for transformational planning in the face of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic requires a discussion of cities and experts on the effective and just delivery of services and infrastructure. A whole-of-a society and human-rights approach along with permanent community engagement in the decision-making processes is essential to build inclusive urban resilience. This session will showcase city experiences from the global south and north facing disasters with a holistic, intersectional and radical approach.

Road to Glasgow Part 2: The Marrakech Partnership, Race-To-Zero and Climate Action Pathways

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Virtual Event

2015 Paris Climate Agreement introduced the concept of High Level Climate Action Champions as part of the tasks of the governments who lead the annual Conference the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The event will include an overall presentation of the two leading initiatives of the Marrakech Partnership, Race-to-Zero Campaign and Climate Action Pathways, as well as enable a focused dialogue for more active engagement of Latin American cities and regions in these efforts.

Amazonia: Urban Development, Sustainability and Partnership

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Virtual Event

The objective of this panel is to promote a broad discussion among Regional and Local Amazonian Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector about the sustainable development in the largest tropical forest in the world. How the diversities from Amazonia can support the governance model that guarantees sustainable development combined with the well-being of the population, creating opportunities to build a strong network focusing on the protection of the forest through a permanent dialogue among the stakeholders.