Daring Cities Program

Day 1 – Climate Emergency Mobilization Day

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According to the Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation in Action (CEDAMIA) initiative, as of June 2021, 2000 local governments in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. In addition, through... Read More

Climate emergency mobilization: The necessity to act now (I)

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As part of Climate Emergency Mobilization Day, this session will discuss the difference between ongoing climate action and action in a state of climate emergency, as well as the critical dimension of urgency, the need to act now and the significant risks of inaction.

Daring Cities connect

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Connect and exchange with fellow Daring Cities 2021 participants during dedicated virtual networking sessions. Meet fellow drivers of ambitious climate action, discuss new ideas, and expand your network!

Daring cities and regions leading by example (I)

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This session will share exemplary cases of local and regional leaders who have not only declared a climate emergency, but are also rapidly advancing in much needed action. Cases will be selected to present a range of inspiring approaches and regional diversity.

Climate emergency mobilization: The necessity to act now (II)

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This session will discuss the difference between ongoing climate action and action in a state of climate emergency, as well as the critical dimension of urgency, the need to act now and the significant risks of inaction.

Daring Cities connect

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Connect and exchange with fellow Daring Cities 2021 participants during dedicated virtual networking sessions. Meet fellow drivers of ambitious climate action, discuss new ideas, and expand your network! Participants will... Read More

Daring cities and regions leading by example (II)

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This session will share exemplary cases of regional leaders who have not only declared a climate emergency, but are also rapidly advancing on 2030 targets towards climate neutrality by 2050, with innovative practices on integrating nature-based solutions and building on their experiences dealing with the COVID-19 emergency. The need, importance, and benefits of building partnerships within communities will also be highlighted.

I’ve declared a climate emergency, now what do I do?

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A climate emergency declaration or declaring a climate emergency is an action taken by governments and scientists to acknowledge humanity is in a climate emergency. The first such declaration was made in December 2016. Since then over 1,900 local governments in 34 countries have made climate emergency declarations. This session bring practitioners in the field of climate which are monitoring or participating in the declaration of Urban Climate Emergency and will share their vision behind motivations, uses and outcomes of such process.

Digitalization as a game changer in the climate emergency response

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At this workshop, a panel of high-level and leading researchers and innovators from North America to Oceania will engage in a discussion with participants relating to how digitalization can enable local governments to respond to the climate emergency with urgency and accuracy. The panel will share insights and a few cutting-edge digital solutions with local leaders and unpack how digitalization could tackle the climate emergency in both the Global South and the Global North.

Climate crisis: Who must bear the burden?

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Who should pay for climate protection and climate adjustment? What is the role of cities in tackling the climate emergency? How can they shape a climate-just future together and with other stakeholders? We provide answers to these questions from a wide range of perspective. This is the first panel of the @BonnGlobal series in the framework of #UNBonn25, jointly hosted by SÜDWIND Institute and Germanwatch.

Prioritizing climate emergency throughout the municipality

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All over the world, the number of climate emergencies is increasing. Urged by scientists and a growing sense of urgency in the public, over 2000 national, regional and local governments expressed their ambitions to take action publicly by declaring/acknowledging climate emergency, with many others following swiftly in upping their decarbonization targets or aiming for climate neutrality. More than a publicity stunt, this has been shown to have a positive effect on how measures and decisions are framed, with regards to their potential climate impact.

Driving finance for urgent climate action

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This session will demonstrate progress on the financing of urban climate smart and resilient infrastructure projects, while making clear the need for an urgent scaling of climate finance in cities. Finance-oriented Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI) initiatives will come together to discuss supply side opportunities and constraints alongside further upstream LUCI initiatives with the goal of supporting cities to address the climate emergency.