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Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum

About Daring Cities 2021

Dates: 4-8 October 2021 

The climate emergency is happening right now, in our cities, towns, and regions around the world. Our global leaders are struggling to address this urgent crisis. But the daring actions of local leaders are spreading around the globe.

Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. Daring Cities showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.

The Daring Cities 2021 global virtual forum is comprised of high level and visionary speakers, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities in a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages. The event will help to set the course to COP26 and beyond.

Daring Cities 2021 builds on the three key approaches of Daring Cities 2020:

  1. Know: Presenting the most cutting-edge research and information on climate change and its impact on cities, including health. These discussions will further support the IPCC Cities Research Agenda and the IPBES process.
  2. Act: Showcasing exemplary local climate action from around the world in addressing the climate emergency, from adaptive and resilience-building measures to climate change mitigation efforts.
  3. Lead: Facilitating action-oriented discussions with key global partners, including the UNFCCC and COP Presidencies, on delivering the Paris Agreement through collaborative, multilevel action, while highlighting implementation and finance.

Learn more about the program, speakers, and registration here: https://daringcities.org

Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum
Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the success of last year’s premier edition, which was the largest online gathering of the urban community on the climate emergency to date. Over 4500 attendees have engaged in Daring Cities 2020 over the course of the three-week long virtual forum, which featured around 100 virtual offerings and 500 speakers, including the UN Secretary General, 8 Ministers, 7 UN Agency chiefs, and more than 150 Mayors, Governors, Councillors and other urban leaders.

Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum - The virtual experience for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency

When: 4-8 October 2021 | Register here for updates

ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers, and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.

Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the success of last year’s premier edition, which was the largest online gathering of the urban community on the climate emergency to date. Over 4500 attendees have engaged in Daring Cities 2020 over the course of the three-week-long virtual forum, which featured around 100 virtual offerings and 500 speakers, including the UN Secretary General, 8 Ministers, 7 UN Agency chiefs, and more than 150 Mayors, Governors, Councillors and other urban leaders.

The 2021 edition offers an exciting five-day program featuring 20 sessions including strategic high-level dialogues, hands-on training sessions for policy makers and practitioners, as well as a variety of networking opportunities. By knowing more, urban leaders can act better in setting and achieving science-based climate action targets, and together, lead us in ambitiously tackling the climate emergency.

Learn more here: https://daringcities.org/

Daring Cities 2020: The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency
ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities 2020, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daring Cities 2020 runs from 7-28 October 2020, offering an online array of high level and visionary speaking sessions, a series of informative workshops, resources like an email bootcamp and podcast series, and personal networking opportunities. Over a three-week period, attendees will have access to a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages. The event will help to set the course to COP26, Daring Cities 2021 and beyond.

Browse the full list of events, speakers, and registration details here: https://daringcities.org/