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 the Race-to-Zero and Race-to-Resilience initiatives led by the UNFCCC High Level Climate Action Champions, hundreds of cities, towns and regions are now committing to climate... 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 be paired for three-minute quick chats - with an opportunity to extend - for the duration of the session. Make up to ten new connections... 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.