Daring Cities 2020 Program

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Disclosing Climate Governance Risk – Ignore This at Your Peril! (Session 2)

Zoom
Virtual Event

In response to climate emergency and other declarations, many cities have developed climate adaptation plans and are acting to build greater resilience to the impacts of climate change. But these plans are very often located in environment or climate change departments of the city structure and are not being applied to reduce climate risk across all city functions. But many managers of other core city functions are not yet aware of the risk climate change will create for the continued safe delivery of core services and governance of the city. This interactive workshop will be an opportunity for managers and policy makers from any local governments, other levels of government and public authorities to explore how to develop a climate policy or corporate standard based on the principles of climate risk disclosure.

Communication Skills to Battle the Climate Crisis: An Exclusive TED Training for Mayors and Staff

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 Mayors and their staff in this interactive and reflective training. This event is by invitation only.

Report Launch: A Territorial Approach to the SDGs in Bonn, Germany

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Virtual Event

The city of Bonn and the OECD will launch the report “A Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in Bonn, Germany”. Bonn has embraced the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a framework to design, plan and implement the strategic goals of the city’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy to support its commitment towards areas like a low-carbon economy and international development cooperation. The Strategy seeks to address the main challenges faced by the city in terms of shifting to clean forms of transport and energy, expanding and maintaining green spaces and providing affordable housings. This commitment has accelerated with the 2019 City Council Statement declaring a Climate Emergency.

A Nexus Approach to Nature’s Multiple Benefits to Build Resilience in Urban Areas

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Virtual Event

There appears to be a natural and synergistic intersection or ‘nexus’ between (1) urban nature, (2) climate mitigation and adaptation and (3) the health of urban communities. Why is it then that we don’t observe more frequent and large-scale investment in urban nature? Despite wide acknowledgement of the multiple and intersecting benefits of nature to urban societies, the operationalization of these co-benefits and the body of evidence to support the value of urban nature, is lagging behind. Given the challenges and limitations to adopting NbS and investing in urban nature, we are interested in the following question: Can a nexus approach, based on nature’s co-benefits, generate new insights to leverage greater interest and investor confidence in urban nature?

How to Implement Ambitious Climate Policies – Lessons from WWF’s One Planet City Challenge

Zoom
Virtual Event

WWF has reviewed the most successful cities in its latest round of the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) and identified what they have in common that enables them to implement ambitious climate policies. Together with representatives from leading OPCC cities, we will share these insights and discuss the practical challenges of implementing and maintaining ambitious climate policies.

With participation from nearly 600 cities from over 50 countries, a science-based analytical framework and a high-level international jury, the OPCC recognizes and rewards cities that lead on climate action around the world, and provides guidance on how to align their action with Paris Agreement goals.

Scaling Urban Climate Finance for a Green, Sustainable Recovery

Zoom
Virtual Event

In this event session, we will bring together key stakeholders from local authorities, city networks, think tanks, as well as, financial institutions to exchange knowledge on the challenges of increasing municipal revenues and opportunities in preparing climate-friendly infrastructure projects in cities for a green recovery.

Communication Skills to Battle the Climate Crisis: An Exclusive TED Training for Mayors and Staff

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 Mayors and their staff in this interactive and reflective training. This event is by invitation only.