Daring Cities Sessions

Side Event

Creating a Culture of Climate Action: City and Regional Arts, Culture and Heritage Offices Mobilizing to Meet the Climate Emergency

Culture and heritage give voice to equity, creativity, values, memory, spirituality, and tradition across both time and space, themes that are essential for transformative change in cities. And yet, the role of culture in climate action is not well understood. This gap is evidenced by a practical reality: while the culture and heritage sectors are important institutions in many communities, their expertise is not well mobilized in support of climate action. Increasingly, however, arts, culture and heritage agencies of cities and regions are flipping this paradigm.

How to Implement Ambitious Climate Policies – Lessons from WWF’s One Planet City Challenge

WWF has reviewed the most successful cities in its latest round of the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) and identified what they have in common that enables them to implement ambitious climate policies. Together with representatives from leading OPCC cities, we will share these insights and discuss the practical challenges of implementing and maintaining ambitious climate policies.

With participation from nearly 600 cities from over 50 countries, a science-based analytical framework and a high-level international jury, the OPCC recognizes and rewards cities that lead on climate action around the world, and provides guidance on how to align their action with Paris Agreement goals.

With Blockchain Technology and Digital Innovation Towards Climate Neutral Cities and Citizens

To achieve the goal of climate neutrality, many cities have declared climate neutrality goals, but too often such goals don’t translate into political support and action of all relevant stakeholders and impact on the necessary scale.
With this digital innovation workshop, speakers will showcase digital innovation tools in the fields of data collection, citizen science, resource mobilization (digital municipal bonds) and gamification.

Cities, Climate and Culture: The Urban Research Agenda in the Upcoming IPCC Co-Sponsored Expert Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change

In the summer of 2020, the IPCC Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for a co-sponsored International Expert Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change to be organized by UNESCO and ICOMOS, with IUCN and ICLEI among the key partners to be held in 2021. One of the specific aims of the Meeting is to take stock of methods and gaps in translating knowledge from and about culture and heritage for climate science and policy, with the goal of stimulating new approaches and literature that will support the AR7 and the forthcoming special report Cities and Climate Change. The Scientific Steering Committee for this Meeting is been convened in September. This event will be the first opportunity to present in detail the scientific questions and timeline for this meeting with an emphasis on the intersection between these and the IPCC Cities Research Agenda.

Inclusive Cities – The Next Generation

In the framework of the Daring Cities Conference 2020 and on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Günter Meinert, GIZ, the event will provide food for thought and impulses for an updated narrative on inclusive cities. Senior urbanists will share their experiences on core issues of inclusive cities through the decades. Young urban professionals – “the next generation” – will present their views on inclusive cities in a rapidly changing and fluid context. It’s time to rethink the concept of inclusive cities, its values and paradigms, core issues and approaches.

Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility in Côte D’Ivoire by 2050

This session will present the Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility in Côte d’Ivoire by 2050, elaborated by the Climate Chance Association in with the Paris Process on Mobility and Transport (PPMC – which is part of the MP-GCA), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the Observatory of African Mobilities (OMA), and, the modelling of greenhouse gas reduction data compared to a business as usual scenario if this roadmap is to be adopted. The panel will discuss how this roadmap has contributed to the Ivorian strategy on mobility and transport, and how it could possibly contribute to the NDC of Côte d’Ivoire in the run-up to COP26.