Countdown: Global Launch

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> To make progress on climate action we need to collaborate on a global scale – and your community has an important role to play. On 10 October 2020, Countdown launched globally with a virtual event, reaching over 15 million viewers. Countdown is a global initiative… Read More

TEDxDaringCities: Embedding Climate Neutrality Ambition Throughout Sustainable Development

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Achieving climate neutrality is one of the most ambitious goals that a government can undertake, yet it is one of the most critically needed to help the world stay below the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold. Those Daring Cities pursuing a target of climate neutrality… Read More

TEDxDaringCities: Daring To Go Climate Neutral – Session 1

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The climate emergency is happening right now, in our cities, towns and regions around the world. Our global leaders are struggling to address this urgent crisis. But the daring actions of local leaders are spreading around the globe. As part of Countdown, a global… Read More

TEDxDaringCities: Daring to Go Climate Neutral – Session 2

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The session opens with a special address showcasing the unparalleled vision of the Government of Dominica to become the world’s first Climate Resilient nation. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the United Nations Office for… Read More

Driving the Green Recovery and Redesign: Embedding Local Climate Action at the Heart of Economic Stimulus Packages – Session 2

  With the global Coronavirus pandemic, every sector of society across the globe has been impacted. The work to address climate change is being reprioritized, interrupted or delayed. Local and regional governments have had to redeploy sustainability resources to ensure immediate safeguarding of their residents and employees. In his Policy Brief “COVID-19 in Urban World”,… Read More

Healthy High Altitude Pasturelands for Sustainable Development in Downstream Cities

In order to access the video, you must create an account on Daringcities.org or log-in. The high altitude pastureland and forest ecosystems provide a wide array of ecosystem services (provisional, regulating, cultural, supporting). These ecosystem services are critical for sustainable urban development in cities downstream. The high altitude pasturelands are a source of freshwater, maintain… Read More

Daring Cities 2020 Opening: Session 1

  Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn and President of ICLEI welcomes participants to Daring Cities 2020 and highlights the need and intention for such a virtual forum. Special addresses from António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, along with H.E. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary… Read More