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Daring Cities brings local government, professionals and experts in a network dedicated to the fight against climate change on an urban level, Source: Daring Cities 2021

Registration for Daring Cities 2021 is now open!

Registration for Daring Cities 2021 is now open!

Urban leaders and experts are getting ready for one of the biggest forums on tackling the climate emergency at a regional level

The registration for ‘Daring Cities 2021: The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency’ is now open. The largest gathering of the urban community on tackling the climate emergency will take place between 4 and 8 October and everyone who is interested can register to view and network within the digital forum space.

The event is organised by the City of Bonn and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and it is an important successor to the Resilient Cities Congress held from 2010 to 2019. The second edition of the Daring Cities virtual forum provides global anti-climate-change efforts with an important continuity and the tools to build a resilient community.

Bringing experts and policymakers together

Daring Cities 2021 is a forum for local officials like mayors, city councillors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers. It gives these groups the opportunity to exchange ideas and present good practices, to accelerate the green transition and tackle climate change.

The keyword here is together. Climate change is an enormous problem on a global scale and it will require civilisation-changing decisions in the next 10 years. It is a matter of survival for vulnerable communities, and increasingly, for the not-so-vulnerable.

Furthermore, it is a chance to showcase cities with all their unsustainable problems and, more importantly, the solutions to those problems. Daring Cities 2021 underlines the importance of local government and involvement by organisations to drive change and resilience.

TheMayor.EU is proud to be a part of the urban sutanability shift taking place in Europe and the world as an official partner of the event.

The three pillars

The event will offer a robust program, highlighting specific practices from the near past, while the main pillars of Daring Cities 2021 can be summed up like this:

  • Know More: Presentations on the most cutting-edge research and information on climate change and its impact on cities, including health.
  • Act Better: Showcasing exemplary local climate action from around the world in addressing the climate emergency, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, from adaptive and resilience-building measures to climate change mitigation efforts.
  • Lead Together: Facilitating action-oriented discussions with key global partners, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and Conference of Parties (COP) Presidencies, on delivering the Paris Agreement through collaborative, multilevel action, while highlighting implementation and finance.

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