Daring Cities Sessions

Economic Stimulus

Towards Adopting a Renewed Decision on Local and Subnational Governments at the Biodiversity COP

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.

Post-COVID-19 Recovery: How to Incorporate Innovation and Green Stimulus in South America’s Public Management Systems

The absence of face-to-face negotiations and the postponement of the main international events for climate change do not act as impediments in the reaffirmation of 2020 as the year of biodiversity and can boost the environmental agenda for this year. The pandemic has brought a new concern for public managers: in addition to the zeal that local governments should have for the health and well-being of their populations, it is up to managers to turn their eyes on the impacts of COVID-19 on the climate and environmental crisis. This event intends to offer in depth discussion on innovative responses to a green economic recovery in three areas: (i) nature-based solutions and local protected areas; (ii) innovation and multi-stakeholder approaches; (iii) green finance opportunities.