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

As part of Climate Emergency Mobilization Day, this session discusses 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.

Run of show

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Keynote: The climate emergency – The necessity to act now
  • Fireside chat: Putting words to action – Beyond declaring a climate emergency
  • How to accelerate urgent climate action: What cities and regions need
  • Making the most of Daring Cities 2021
  • Wrap-up and overview of following sessions



  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Professor in Earth System Science, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Ravi Bhalla, Mayor, City of Hoboken, USA
  • Patrizia Gragnani, Representative, Cities working group, UNFCCC Youth NGO Constituency (YOUNGO); PhD fellow, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
  • Isabella de Roldão, Vice Mayor, City of Recife, Brazil
  • Sayda Melina Rodríguez Gómez, State Secretary of Sustainable Development, State of Yucatan, Mexico
  • Frank Cownie, Mayor, City of Des Moines, USA; President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Edgar Villasenor Franco, Director, ICLEI Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Yunus Arikan, Director of Global Advocacy, ICLEI

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