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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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.

Creating a Culture of Climate Action: City and Regional Arts, Culture and Heritage Offices Mobilizing to Meet the Climate Emergency

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Virtual Event

Culture and heritage give voice to equity, creativity, values, memory, spirituality, and tradition across both time and space, themes that are essential for transformative change in cities. And yet, the role of culture in climate action is not well understood. This gap is evidenced by a practical reality: while the culture and heritage sectors are important institutions in many communities, their expertise is not well mobilized in support of climate action. Increasingly, however, arts, culture and heritage agencies of cities and regions are flipping this paradigm.

Continuing the Learning: Leaving a Legacy of Partnerships at Local Level

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Virtual Event

This session will bring together local government officials, academics and members of both initiatives in an interactive panel-style session. Panellists will reflect on the following questions:
• In your opinion, what are some of the biggest barriers and opportunities to “continuing the learning”?
• How do these learning model fit local level knowledge needs?
• Could the EPIC model represent a transformative paradigm for the way that universities operate and relate to the needs of local governments and communities where they reside?
• What is the reaction of local government officials and community leaders to both the EPIC and FRACTAL process?
• How important is building relationships/connections between different disciplines? Can you please expand by giving examples/cases?