Daring Cities Sessions

Green Recovery

Renewable Energy in Cities: Opportunities for Green Growth through Recovery Packages

The event showcases the opportunities that renewables present for cities to achieve a wide range of objectives, including fighting air pollution, improving public health, mitigating climate change and how cities can enable the transition to renewables. The Corona pandemic makes the importance of a clean and resilient energy system even more evident. This event brings in perspectives for green recovery of energy systems in cities and communities.

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. At the international level, we are experiencing major disruptions of the global climate process. COP26 has been delayed to 2021. Regional Climate Weeks have been canceled and the regular mid-year negotiations in Bonn, which usually take place in June, have been postponed. But climate science hasn’t changed. The climate emergency is still happening right now, in our cities, towns and regions around the world. High-level representatives from local, regional and national governments, as well as from the business and finance sector, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for putting integrated climate action at the core of local economic stimulus packages for aiding the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the criticality of making financial resources available to those cities, towns and regions working to tackle the climate emergency.

Build Back Better through Collaborative Climate Action: A High-Level Discussion with National and Subnational Governments

A high-level discussion with national and subnational governments on the successful implementation of Collaborative Climate Action and the role of subnational governments in building back better. The recently released CUT paper on Greening the global recovery through cities will provide insights, complemented by practical experiences from government representatives from different countries and tiers of government.

Flavors of Change: Exploring the Unique Role of Procurement for Climate Action and Covid-19 Recovery in Urban Food Systems

Peer to peer exchange – offering space for direct exchange between procurers on how to leverage sustainable procurement for climate action and Covid-19 recovery across four GLCN priority sectors: construction, energy, transport and food. The sessions will take place throughout the day, with leadership from different regions of the world.

Unpacking Mechanisms to Embed Sustainability in Public Infrastructure Procurement to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Peer to peer exchange – offering space for direct exchange between procurers on how to leverage sustainable procurement for climate action and Covid-19 recovery across four GLCN priority sectors: construction, energy, transport and food. The sessions will take place throughout the day, with leadership from different regions of the world.

Global Recovery: An Imperative for Multi-Level Governance

This event aims at building and shaping the discussion on collaborative climate action (CCA), demonstrating good practice examples and identifying lessons learned with regard to national framework conditions, local implementation and supporting financial arrangements. The event offers insights of how collaborative action can be incorporated along the entire policy cycle, from planning processes to financing climate action thus aiding in the progressive development of more ambitious national targets.