Daring Cities Sessions

Knowledge Sharing

Continuing the Learning: Leaving A Legacy Of Partnerships At Local Level

This session will bring together local government officials, academics and members of both initiatives in an interactive panel-style session. Panellists will reflect on the following questions:
• In your opinion, what are some of the biggest barriers and opportunities to “continuing the learning”?
• How do these learning model fit local level knowledge needs?
• Could the EPIC model represent a transformative paradigm for the way that universities operate and relate to the needs of local governments and communities where they reside?
• What is the reaction of local government officials and community leaders to both the EPIC and FRACTAL process?
• How important is building relationships/connections between different disciplines? Can you please expand by giving examples/cases?

Transformative Urban Coalitions – Triggering Social Tipping Dynamics For Zero-Carbon Cities

Achieving rapid global decarbonization critically depends on activating processes of transformative urban change towards zero carbon cities within the next few years. This requires overcoming institutional, technological, cognitive, political, and infrastructural path dependencies and power structures – and replacing high-carbon trajectories with new approaches for accelerated urban change. Such strategies can therefore not only rely on “technological fixes”, they require broader attention to social tipping dynamics, including robust (new) transformational actor coalitions. In this panel, we want to discuss the potential of activating these new actor constellations and new approaches to trigger social change towards zero carbon cities/decision making. Ideas and best practices on how to engage formal and informal urban influencers to form and sustain novel urban coalitions holistic approaches will be shared and discussed.

Success Factors for Implementing Ambitious Climate Policies: Lessons from WWF’s One Planet City Challenge

With the 2019-2020 WWF’s One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) just concluded, this event will be the first opportunity to recognize the winning cities on an international platform and release the latest information on how and why these cities have achieved this, including key policy lessons and success factors that they share.
The audience will benefit by learning the latest and most relevant lessons on climate policy formulation and implementation from those cities that were objectively judged to be leading cities as they share their experiences and plans.

Chinese – German knowledge exchange on sustainable development and urban renewal

With the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emergency to recover from it, 2020 marks an important turning point for the global sustainability community. Taking the critical opportunity, the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat Beijing Office will support the Sino-German Urbanization Partnership (SGUP) to organize a virtual exchange, which will bring together the representatives of Chinese cities and government officials, and their German counterparts to share knowledge and experiences on sustainable development and urban renewal.

Climate Knowledge Brokering – Voices From The Frontline

Various grassroots organizations across the globe have taken up a proactive role and adopted innovative ways to respond to Covid-19. Many have developed their own localized coping mechanisms, like sharing resources among communities lacking basic services, setting up hotlines for domestic abuse, and diversifying livelihoods. Even with limitations in their mobility and activities, the civil society groups have extended themselves to meet the needs of local communities during the crisis using their critical networks, experience and knowledge in building resilience. As we begin to move towards post-Covid society, our focus should be to ‘build back better’ with collective efforts from all sectors of society including decision-makers, policy-makers, practitioners, community-based and grassroots organizations, and citizens.

Innovate4Cities: Knowledge Needs For City Climate Ambition – Session 5

What knowledge gaps need to be addressed to implement city climate action plans? What forms of innovation are undertaken by cities to address climate change? How can these ideas be applied elsewhere? What are the current priorities of cities around the world to accelerate climate action and “green recovery” and who are the key partners and youth leaders to make it happen? Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners, per relevant global time zone, will be invited to engage in a generative space to refine and validate regional research and innovation strategies, discover and deliberate on innovation needs, opportunities and priorities.

Innovate4Cities: Knowledge Needs For City Climate Ambition – Session 4

What knowledge gaps need to be addressed to implement city climate action plans? What forms of innovation are undertaken by cities to address climate change? How can these ideas be applied elsewhere? What are the current priorities of cities around the world to accelerate climate action and “green recovery” and who are the key partners and youth leaders to make it happen? Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners, per relevant global time zone, will be invited to engage in a generative space to refine and validate regional research and innovation strategies, discover and deliberate on innovation needs, opportunities and priorities.

Innovate4Cities: Knowledge Needs For City Climate Ambition – Session 3

What knowledge gaps need to be addressed to implement city climate action plans? What forms of innovation are undertaken by cities to address climate change? How can these ideas be applied elsewhere? What are the current priorities of cities around the world to accelerate climate action and “green recovery” and who are the key partners and youth leaders to make it happen? Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners, per relevant global time zone, will be invited to engage in a generative space to refine and validate regional research and innovation strategies, discover and deliberate on innovation needs, opportunities and priorities.

Innovate4Cities: Knowledge Needs For City Climate Ambition – Session 2

What knowledge gaps need to be addressed to implement city climate action plans? What forms of innovation are undertaken by cities to address climate change? How can these ideas be applied elsewhere? What are the current priorities of cities around the world to accelerate climate action and “green recovery” and who are the key partners and youth leaders to make it happen? Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners, per relevant global time zone, will be invited to engage in a generative space to refine and validate regional research and innovation strategies, discover and deliberate on innovation needs, opportunities and priorities.

Innovate4Cities: Knowledge Needs for City Climate Ambition – Session 1

What knowledge gaps need to be addressed to implement city climate action plans? What forms of innovation are undertaken by cities to address climate change? How can these ideas be applied elsewhere? What are the current priorities of cities around the world to accelerate climate action and “green recovery” and who are the key partners and youth leaders to make it happen? Over the course of five interactive sessions, cities and their partners, per relevant global time zone, will be invited to engage in a generative space to refine and validate regional research and innovation strategies, discover and deliberate on innovation needs, opportunities and priorities.